Clinton County Sheriff’s Office mourns loss of police dog

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Photo of Dyzio from the Clinton County Sheriff's Office

FRANKFORT, Ind. – The Clinton County Sheriff’s Office is mourning the loss of a K-9 officer.

According to the agency, K-9 Deputy Dyzio died early Sunday from an illness.

Sgt. Ryan Ashlock served as Dyzio’s handler. They were a certified dual-purpose patrol dog team through the North American Police Work Dog Association, according to the sheriff’s office. They started K-9 school together and graduated as one of the top teams in their class in October 2010. Dyzio started working with the department in November 2010.

Ashlock was by Dyzio’s side as his partner passed away.

4 Fast Facts

  • Clinton County Sheriff’s Office mourns loss of police dog
  • Dyzio passed away Sunday after an illness
  • His partner was at his side when he died
  • Dyzio credited with 100 arrests in six years with the department

The German shepherd was trained at Faus K-9 (now F&M K-9) in Elkhart. He originally came from Poland and was born in 2008.

Dyzio is credited with almost 100 arrests in his nearly six years with the department. He located several pounds of illegal drugs and was utilized nearly 500 times.

Clinton County Sheriff Jeff Ward said Dyzio will be greatly missed, adding that he was a “valuable asset to the agency but more importantly, he was a loving friend and partner to his handler.”

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