Retired West Allis K-9 dies after impressive career with department

WEST ALLIS, Wis. (CBS 58) -- With great sadness, West Allis police are saying goodbye 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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