The Ridgeland Police Department posted this message on Facebook:
It is with a sadden and heavy heart that the Ridgeland Police Department reports the loss of one of our K9 officers this morning. Canon was a widely recognized officer with the Ridgeland Police Department for nearly 9 years where he served with honor, pride and professionalism. Canon displayed the same temperament as expected from human officers with his firmness when it was time to work but showed a loving and compassion side when he knew to keep it low key. Canon was the star of many presentations held in front of kindergarten classes, elementary schools, churches, civic organizations and birthday party celebrations. Officer Ray Daniels was his handler and on most occasions when he met the public the comments would be "Where is your dog Canon?"
Please keep Officer Daniels and his family in your prayers as these K9's are a part of their family. Also the Ridgeland Police Department and our community who will be mourning the loss of Canon.