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Boomer, Regimental # 896

Boomer was born on Nov. 1, 2009 at the Police Dog Services Training Centre in Innisfail, Alta. where he trained with Cst. Wurzinger from the age of eight weeks old. He spent his entire career with Nanaimo Police Dog Services.

In 2016 Boomer was credited with saving the life of an elderly woman with dementia who had become lost in the rural area of North Cowichan, B.C. six days prior. After hours of searching, Boomer located the woman laying down an embankment near death. He received commendation for his life-saving work.

Throughout his career, Boomer tracked and located numerous prolific property and violent offenders and received local, provincial and national media accolades for his efforts and successes serving the community of Nanaimo and rural areas of southern Vancouver Island. He worked until the very end of his career. On his last night of active duty, Boomer located a suspect who had attempted to murder an individual with a knife prior before fleeing on foot. He tracked the suspect and found him hiding in a RV.

Even in his retirement Bommer stays vigilant. He will not get into any vehicle without first running a complete circle around it!

Boomer currently has bad arthritis in his front shoulders which has reduced his mobility and ability to run for any period of time.


Hero’s Final Tribute

It’s with profound sadness that we must announce the passing of our hero, retired PSD Boomer #896 . Boomer was an integral part of his community and was deeply loved by his family and those who knew him. Boomer was a pillar in his community and was credited with saving many lives. Boomer was born in November 2009 in Innisfail at the RCMP Police dog Service Training Center. From the Boomer’s family: ‘With very heavy hearts we must say goodbye to a member of our family. Boomer passed suddenly on 22-08-08. Born in November 2009, he entered training in September