It is with great sadness that the Durham Regional Police Canine Unit and Police Constable Dave Mounsteven announce the passing of Police Service Dog “Chase”.
PC Mounsteven and his partner Chase have been instrumental in the success, and soon to be expansion, of the Durham Regional Police Canine Unit. The duo have been working the streets of Durham Region together since 1997. PC Mounsteven and Chase have made hundreds of arrests, drug seizures, assisted with numerous police services, and special details across the province of Ontario. They have been the most successful team since the inception of the Canine Unit in 1992 by Police Constable Peter VanDerduim. In 2003 PC Mounsteven was in a life and death battle with two armed suspects. Chase, without hesitation, engaged the suspects and assisted in the fight, never once backing down. Chase saved his life that day.
Our police service dogs start off as a policing tool and then become our partner, but we all find that after time they become part of our family of whom we grow to love and cherish.
Chase will be missed by Dave and his family, the entire canine unit past and present, and the entire Durham Regional Police Family.
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Cst. Dave Mounsteven and Chase (JPG file, 384.1K bytes)