Retired Munroe Falls K9 Ryot dies
Former Munroe Falls K9 Ryot died May 29, a little over a year after retiring from the police department.
"She apparently had some stomach issues according to the vet. She wasn't acting herself, and unfortunately the humane thing was to put her down because it was affecting her organs," Mayor James Armstrong reported Tuesday.
Ryot's handler Sgt. Anthony Mancuso obtained the Belgian Malinois in 2010 when she was 6 weeks old and when he was serving as an officer in the Wellsville Police Department. The two had worked for Munroe Falls for the last eight years of Ryot's career.
During her nine year and two month career career, the last eight of which were with Munroe Falls, Ryot had 478 deployments and 388 arrests to her credit, Mancuso said. Of those, 108 were felony arrests.
She retired officially on May 17, 2020, and was living as a pet with Mancuso.
Reporter Krista S. Kano can be reached at 330-541-9416, firstname.lastname@example.org, or on Twitter @KristaKanoABJ.