West Allis K-9 Diesel has crossed the Rainbow Bridge
It is with heavy heart that we inform you that West Allis K-9 "Diesel" has passed over the rainbow bridge.
Diesel announced his retirement Sept, 2017. He and his human partner, Corporal Ryan McNally, had been partners on late nights since 2009. They worked their last shift on the evening of September 23, 2017.
Since 2009, K-9 Diesel had been deployed approximately 481 times on a variety of assignments. He assisted in locating approximately 176 suspects and 37 articles during his career. He also assisted in locating narcotics on numerous occasions.
Cpl. McNally and K-9 Diesel have received the following awards for their performance:
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
K-9 Diesel has been an invaluable asset to the West Allis Police Department. Cpl. McNally and his family have been taking care of him since his retirement.
Thank you K-9 Diesel for your service. You will be greatly missed.