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Tribute to Charger

Charger arrived into our family in July 2011… he was a presence that few could ever measure up to! Dedicated working partner, happy family pet, boisterous playful a real gem….I recall shortly after Andrew brought him to our home watching Charger bounding across the solar blanket… what a lot of splashing and thrashing he made making his way across but as determined as he was he did not quite make it… and ended up splashing and flailing til Andrew grabbed his collar and rescued him..but then he learned to swim and loved the water! Charger was the perfect partner for Andrew and always was ready to go … personally I worried less when I knew Charger was riding shotgun with Andrew!
There are many memories stories and antics our family share and will always remember of Charger and to say he will be missed is truly an understatement, I think he was truly exceptional police service dog and family pet and as they say once the mould is broken there will never be another… RIP Charger, you were the best boy! The rainbow bridge has claimed another of our angels….🌈🐾

Below posted from media release by Guelph Police Service :
Canine member Charger passes away
We are saddened to announce retired Police Service Dog Charger has passed away.

Charger, a 12-year-old German shepherd, passed away Monday at home. He served the community from 2011 until his retirement in September 2020. Charger and his partner, Sergeant Andrew Crowe, handled more than 1,100 canine calls for service during their time together.

Charger was a General Service Dog, which means he was certified in tracking, building searches, area searches, article searches, agility, obedience, as well as apprehension. Further to that Charger was certified in the detection of eight different narcotics, firearms, and Canadian and American currency.

During his career, Charger located dozens of suspects and missing persons. He and Sergeant Crowe regularly participated in canine competitions across North America, winning many and generally finishing in the Top 10.

We would like to thank PSD Charger for his dedicated and loyal service to the community. He will be missed and remembered by the many whose lives he enriched.

Charger at work and at home. member Charger passes away
We are saddened to announce retired Police Service Dog Charger has passed away.

Charger, a 12-year-old German shepherd, passed away Monday at home. He served the community from 2011 until his retirement in September 2020. Charger and his partner, Sergeant Andrew Crowe, handled more than 1,100 canine calls for service during their time together.

Charger was a General Service Dog, which means he was certified in tracking, building searches, area searches, article searches, agility, obedience, as well as apprehension. Further to that Charger was certified in the detection of eight different narcotics, firearms, and Canadian and American currency.

During his career, Charger located dozens of suspects and missing persons. He and Sergeant Crowe regularly participated in canine competitions across North America, winning many and generally finishing in the Top 10.

We would like to thank PSD Charger for his dedicated and loyal service to the community. He will be missed and remembered by the many whose lives he enriched.

News release

https://www.guelphpolice.ca/en/media-release-july-25-2023.aspx

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