Man sentenced to 34 years for killing K9 officer

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The man also faced other charges and was sentenced to a total of 45 years.

The man convicted of shooting and killing a K9 officer was sentenced to 45 years in prison Wednesday.

Kelontre Barefield plead guilty and received 34 years for killing Jethro, plus an additional 11 years for other charges.

Jethro was with Officer Ryan Davis when he was killed in January. The two were responding to a burglar alarm at Fishers Foods.

Jethro was shot during a confrontation with Barefield, who also was shot in the leg.

Barefield was convicted of several charges including aggravated robbery, felonious assault and assaulting a police dog or horse.

The city held a funeral for Jethro at the Canton Civic Center. K9 officers from across the country showed up with their dogs to support the Canton Police department.

WOIO reports that Davis, the K-9 officer's partner, wrote on Facebook this week that he hopes this allows for some closure.
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