Heroic, brave and stoic are just a few words to describe recently retired PSD Fergus, who just joined our Ned’s Wish family. On July 22, 2020 Fergus suffered multiple stab wounds in the head and body while in pursuit of a suspect, who also stabbed a police officer attending the 911 call in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia. While Fergus lost a lot of blood, he survived the attack and recovered from his injuries, returning back to work in September of 2020. The police officer also made a full recovery.
Fergus was born on September 22, 2013 in Innisfail, Alberta at the Police Dog Training Centre. He completed his training in June 2015 and had the opportunity to work in three different divisions within the RCMP. His first posting was patrolling the streets of the western communities of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, before transferring to Grand Falls – Windsor, then Newfoundland. Fergus continued to serve the communities of central Newfoundland until September 2019, when he transferred to Bible Hill, Nova Scotia.
During his career as a police service dog, Fergus was not only instrumental in finding countless missing adults and children, but also has been invaluable during a great number of critical incidents. In April 2020, Fergus was the first set of “paws” on the ground to help find and stop the suspect involved in the tragic events of mass shootings in Nova Scotia.
PSD Fergus officially retired from the RCMP on September 24, 2021. Fergus absolutely loves autumn, when the ground becomes an endless salad bar of leaves, on which he LOVES to snack. In his retirement, FERGUS has a seasonal occupation as a part time leaf mulcher. When he is relaxing inside the home with his family, he is constantly chewing on his rubber ball, often falling asleep with it in his mouth.