Logan County K9 dies months after joining sheriff’s office

LOGAN COUNTY — The Logan County Sheriff’s Office announced the death of K9 Cane months after joining the force.

The dog was placed out of service Tuesday after receiving a minor injury while training in the sheriff’s office parking lot.

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He suffered some internal bleeding as a result and was taken to a vet, according to the sheriff’s office.

When his condition got worse, he was take to MedVet in Columbus for treatment.

“K9 Cane went into cardiac arrest and lost his life at 5:30 a.m. on Nov. 14, in the arms of his handler Deputy Cole Piatt,” said a Facebook post from the sheriff’s office.

Memorial For Deputy “Cane”

It is with a heavy heart we announce the passing of our K9 Cane. Cane sustained a minor injury and was placed out of service on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 by Northside Animal Clinic. Cane’s unknown condition worsened and he was transported to MedVet in Columbus where he was being held and treated. K9 Cane went into cardiac arrest and lost his life at 0530am on November 14, 2019, in the arms of his handler Deputy Cole Piatt. K9 Cane started his career with Deputy Cole Piatt on August 8, 2019. Cane and Deputy Piatt trained together and became state certified for duty on September 25, 2019. K9 Cane had a promising career with our office. The passing of Cane will be a great loss for our agency, but even greater loss for Cane’s handler Deputy Piatt. The Logan County Sheriff’s Office, local K9 training partners, and the community mourn the loss of Cane. We are thankful for his service. Rest in peace, K9 Cane. Donations will be accepted through Citizen’s Federal Savings & Loan, 110 N Main St., Bellefontaine, Ohio 43311. In care of the Logan County Sheriff’s Office Behind The Badge Volunteers Inc. Memo K9 Cane

Posted by Logan County Sheriff's Office on Thursday, November 14, 2019

A necropsy is being performed to determine the cause of death.

The dog started his career with Deputy Piatt on Aug. 8. He was born Aug. 8, 2018.

The pair trained together and were state certified Sept. 25, according to the post.

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“K9 Cane had a promising career with our office,” said the sheriff’s office. “The passing of Cane will be a great loss for our agency, but even greater loss for Cane's handler Deputy Piatt.”

The sheriff's office is accepting donations through Citizen’s Federal Savings and Loan at 110 N. Main St. in Bellefontaine. Donations should be made in