West Allis police sad goodbye this week to a beloved member of the department. After an impressive career, retired K-9 Diesel has passed away.
According to a Facebook post from the department, K-9 Diesel was partnered with Corporal Ryan McNally since 2009.
Throughout his career, K-9 Diesel located many types of narcotics, assisted in locating 176 suspects, and recovered 37 articles of evidence.
Cpl. McNally and K-9 Diesel have been recognized locally and statewide for their work, including:
- 2010 – WLECHA - Rookie K9 Team of the year
- 2011 – WLECHA - Meritorious K9 Track with Apprehension
- 2014 – WLECHA - K9 Team of the Year
- 2015 – WAPD - Superior Police Performance
- 2016 – WAPD - Superior Police Performance
- 2016 – WAPD - Distinguished Service Award
"You will surely be missed but never forgotten," West Allis Police Department said in the post.
Rest easy, K-9 Diesel.
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