Sunday, August 15, 2010


Photo: Amherst Police Department
Amherst – The Amherst Police Department is mourning the loss of their K9 Bandit this weekend. Bandit passed away unexpectedly on Saturday morning.

Bandit’s Handler, Sergeant Mark Cawthon, a veteran of the Amherst Police Department announced the loss of his K9 partner to his friends early Saturday morning.

Bandit joined the Amherst Police Department in March of 2005 and was trained to detect the presence of the odor of such narcotics as Marijuana, Coke, Heroin and Meth. Bandit was a certified Narcotic Detector Canine by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission. Bandit was also certified in tracking and article search.

Bandit was more than just a Police Dog; he was a part of the Cawthon and Amherst Police Department family. The American Flag outside of the Amherst Police Department has been lowered to half staff out of respect to their fallen K9 and friend.

We will bring you more details about the loss of Bandit once they are available.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

He will be missed.

2:55 PM  
Blogger Loren said...

Thoughts and prayers with those closest to Bandit. May he serve and protect those on the other side of the rainbow bridge. He will be missed by many.

1:05 PM  

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