The Ottawa police force laid to rest one of their brothers in arms. Axle, a German Shepherd, passed away at 14-years-old. He was a member of the canine unit for nine years.
According to the Ottawa Sun, the city police has 11 dogs in their canine unit.
German Shepherds are often police dogs. They have more than a century’s experience as working dogs. The German Shepherd Dog Club of America said, “[The first German Shepherd was a] working sheepherder, requiring no training other than direction and finish to become proficient at the task.” They were bred to be watchdogs, guardians, and herding dogs.
We have to echo what the Ottawa police said in their tweet: rest easy, Axle. You were a tremendous asset to your city and you will be missed.
Yesterday we said goodbye to PSD Axle. He passed away at the age of 14. He served proudly for the @OttawaPolice Canine unit for 9 years. Rest easy big fella. pic.twitter.com/haQWCFUtbl
— PSD Riso (@ottawapoliceK9) May 17, 2019
Police K9’s do so much amazing work. Read this touching story about a sick little girl and her special visitors.
Dog-Loving Little Girl Fighting Brain Tumor Gets a Visit from Almost 40 Police K9s!
But sometimes, these K9’s aren’t so good. Well, we’ll let you decide for yourself with this next story.
Officer Writes Stern Letter To K9 Who Damaged Patrol Vehicle During Traffic Stop – K9 Responds
H/T Ottawa Citizen
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