Kinston Police Dog Dies

A Kinston Police dog had to be put down after a battle with cancer.

Kinston Police say Ringo, a 14-year-old Belgian Malinois, a certified K-9 officer, started with the department in 2003.

Ringo and his handler, officer Kevin Canady, solved many crimes over the years.

Ringo was described as being vicious enough to get criminals and drugs off the streets, but gentle enough to be around kids for demonstrations.


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  • by Adam Location: kinston on Aug 8, 2010 at 03:16 PM
    RIP Ringo,I know you and Officer Canady, you two did so much for Kinston,removed drugs from our streets, found missing people, your talent will surely be missed lots of people surely donot know all the good work you two did.
  • by Tynicia Location: Southwood on Aug 6, 2010 at 04:00 PM
    Kevin Khalil and I are sorry about the loss of Ringo may he R.I.P just know that I am sure he misses you too and he is helping God keep people in heaven straight
  • by Donna Location: mercer on Aug 5, 2010 at 02:52 PM
    Kevin is a good friend of ours, he truly loved that dog!! I hate it for him so bad, I know how bad he's going to miss him!
  • by kinston resident Location: kinston on Aug 5, 2010 at 02:51 PM
    First Id like to say RIP ringo, and sorry for your loss Officer Canady ,I know that this officer and dog did a great job everyday out there protecting us and getting drugs off the street look . These dogs do a great job, you can use my tax dollars any day to buy these dogs.Again I like to think k-9 ringo and his handler Officer Canady for a great job they have done for the citizens of Kinston. These people go out there and put their lives on the line everyday for us.
  • by dog lover Location: kinston on Aug 5, 2010 at 01:31 PM
    lots of people sure dont know how important these dogs are to us!yes they cost lots of money but they way pay for their keep.I know these dogs have found lots of elderly people who wandered away from home that would have died if the dog had not found them, how about the 48 guns that got stolen from the neuse sport shop, if not for the k-9 and his handler tracking them down that night there would be 48 guns out there in crinimals hands that might be used against you and I, or if they didnt sniff out the pound of crack and get it off the street,this dog took lots of drugs off our street. Lots of people dont even know lots of our own local bussiness here donated money for these dogs to help make our community a better and safer place to live.
  • by JB Location: Washington on Aug 5, 2010 at 07:28 AM
    Cancer sucks.
  • by The Original ENC Location: enc on Aug 5, 2010 at 07:14 AM
    Slow news day WITN? This is the second story about a police dog in as many weeks...not counting the lame ecu noose story. It's OK not to have a ton of "stories" on the site. and in related news, I killed a fly in my house
  • by Jeremy Location: Greenville on Aug 5, 2010 at 06:27 AM
    R.I.P. Ringo. Your "band of brothers" will keep your memory alive. I hope that I can be as good a person as you werre a dog, so that I can share a doughnut with you again one day.
  • by Kelly Location: Kinston on Aug 5, 2010 at 03:42 AM
    Sorry for your loss. May Ringo rest R.I.P. for a job well done.
  • by Nikki on Aug 5, 2010 at 03:02 AM
    Kevin, you are a rude person. Officers are not trained, fed, or housed by the tax dollars. They pay for their training themselves. The money they make PROTECTING you and everyone else is barely enough to feed and house themselves. Officers put their lives on the line and people like you that don't appreciate that should move to another country and see how you like it there. Our officers see and do more than many of us. They deal with things that I myself could not and don't want to deal with so I am VERY appreciative. Our police officers do keep order and without them the city, county, state, and country would be WAAYYY worse!!! Learn to appreciate because when you need them they will be there, for little pay.
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