Kenmore Community Council, Inc.

Rest in Peace


Sadly, the Kenmore Community Council has lost another friend. Akron Police K9 Bronson died in his sleep Friday morning. K9 Bronson had a hemangiosarcoma tumor on his liver. Bronson was a seven year old Belgian Malinois. He joined the police department in June, 2010. Bronson worked alongside his handler, Officer Jeff Edsall. He was cross-trained for both patrol work and narcotic detection. As a team, Bronson and Officer Edsall patrolled the city sniffing out drugs and apprehending criminals. Officer Edsall was responsible for bringing the K-9 demonstrations to the Community Days Festival the last 2 years.

Although his career was cut short, Bronson made a huge impact helping officers bring violent criminals to justice. One major highlight in Bronson’s career came in November, 2014, where Bronson was responsible for detecting and apprehending Kenan Ivery. Kenan Ivery is currently on trial for the November 16, 2014, shooting death of Officer Justin Winebrenner. Bronson led Officer Edsall to a location in an empty field near a railroad yard less than a mile from the place Officer Winebrenner was shot and killed.

Bronson has received several commendations from police supervisors recognizing his excellent work in some very high profile cases. He will be greatly missed not only by the officers on the department but the school aged children that he would visit and perform for on a regular basis. Many children carry and cherish Bronson’s K9 trading card. Bronson was one of Akron’s most popular K9’s. In July/August, 2013, K9 Bronson and Officer Edsall were selected to don the cover of a national magazine, “K9 Cop Magazine.”

K9 Bronson’s name will be added to the memorial plaque at the FOP Lodge, located at 2611 Ley Drive.

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