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Cyrus, York Regional Regimental #1642

Cyrus is a dog that was born to work. Cyrus is a German Shepherd who was born in the Czech Republic on July 26th, 2012 before immigrating to Canada.  Cyrus worked for the York Regional Police, where he was trained in general purpose duties and cross-trained in explosive detection. Cyrus worked until he was ten and a half years old, and he completed his last shift on October 31st, 2022.  

In February 2020, three armed suspects entered a bank in Markham, Ontario and ordered everyone to get on the ground. A bank teller was forced to open the safe and was stabbed in the process. Another employee was stabbed while lying on the ground obeying the robbers’ commands.  Two other people in the bank were kicked in the face. As York Regional police officers attended the bank the suspects fled out the back door into a residential area. PSD Cyrus attended and was deployed and tracked the males through a wooded area and back into a residential neighbourhood. PSD Cyrus tracked the suspects to a construction site and 3 males involved in the incident were located in an unoccupied residence. Two guns were located on the suspects. The car the suspects arrived in at the bank was stolen the week before in a violent carjacking in Toronto. Three violent criminals were taken off the streets thanks to Cyrus.

Cyrus is enjoying retirement and is described as a “goofball”.  But you know the old saying, dogs are just like their owners/handlers!!  Cyrus has arthritis in both hips, but with proper medical care and assistance from Ned’s Wish Cyrus should continue to have a long and comfortable retirement!!