Painting to be unveiled for fallen K-9 officer

Posted at 5:40 AM, Apr 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-05 05:40:54-04

A public unveiling of a painting memorializing Jethro, the Canton Police Department K-9 officer killed in the line of duty in January, will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. in the Canton Museum of Art’s Wilkof Courtyard.

The presentation will be made to Jethro’s partner, Officer Ryan Davis, and to the Canton Police Department. The unveiling is being held around two new exhibitions, “Wounded Warrior Dogs” and “K9 Heroes,” both featured in the Museum lobby.

The event is free and open to the public, with the Museum opening its doors at 9:00 a.m.

The “Jethro” portrait was painted in conjunction with “The K9 Hero Portrait Project,” an organization dedicated to creating fine works of art for the families of K-9 and equine heroes.

The artist, Loreen Pantaleone, created the piece as a gift to Jethro’s partner, his family, and to the Canton community.