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Posted on: May 5, 2022

The Garfield Heights Police Dept. is saddened to announce the death of K-9 Arlo on April 29th, 2022.

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The Garfield Heights Police Dept. is saddened to announce the death of K-9 Arlo on April 29th, 2022. K-9 Arlo was born on July 26th, 2011, in the Czech Republic. K-9 Arlo served the citizens of Garfield Heights from December 14th, 2012, until his retirement on February 11th, 2022, as a Dual-purpose Police K-9 trained in Patrol, and Narcotics. 
K-9 Arlo worked his successful career faithfully alongside his partner, Deputy Chief Merchant. K-9 Arlo was responsible for over a hundred arrests from his deployments for tracking, building searches, narcotics detection, and evidence recovery. He was active in the community regarding public relation events at schools, ward meetings, and other public events. K-9 Arlo was known for his photo taken when he was sworn in, when he placed his paw upon the Bible to be sworn in. This photo went viral and is still a popular meme. This photo also landed on the cover of a book called “K-9s in the courtroom”. K-9 Arlo loved coming to work and being with his coworkers as they worked together to get the bad guys off the streets. 
K-9 Arlo will be missed by all who knew him. Rest in Peace K-9 Arlo, you served your community well. 

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