Fostoria’s canine officer euthanized

FOSTORIA – Fostoria Police Department’s canine officer, Ninja, died Sunday after a large tumor was discovered in his stomach, according to a press release from the Fostoria Police Department.

Ninja, who was officer Don Dennis’s partner, had been taken in for surgery after the tumor was discovered, but it was found to be cancer and too large and risky to remove.

To eliminate further suffering, Ninja was euthanized, according to the release. Ninja was 8 years old.

Calls placed to Dennis and Capt. Pat Brooks Monday night were not returned by deadline.