GEAUGA COUNTY, Ohio (WOIO) - Retired Geauga County Sheriff Dan McClelland died Wednesday and hours later, his K9 partner Midge also passed away.
Both McClelland and Midge retired in 2016.
McClelland was with the Geauga County Sheriff’s Office for 44 years, the last 13 as sheriff.
Midge, a miniature Chihuahua-rat terrier mix, holds the Guinness World Record as the smallest certified police dog in the world.
“Sheriff McClelland, you didn’t just leave the sheriffs office a better place, this world is a better place because we had the pleasure of knowing you, and we were all lucky enough to call you a friend and colleague,” posted the Burton Village Police Department on Facebook.
Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced.