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  Boys of Summer - Remembering Our Past K-9 Members

Aug 30, 2013 12:27 ET

While we've enjoyed sharing the escapades of our K-9 dogs during our Boys of Summer series, a fitting way to wrap things up is to recognize all of our former Police Service Dogs.

In June 2009, the Durham Regional Police Association and members of the Canine Unit proudly unveiled a monument to honour our past police dogs. It is on display at our association office and every time one of our K-9s pass away, his name is added to the monument.

The two memorial stones were donated by Hard-Co and Stafford Monuments and one is engraved with a poem to show our respect for the four-legged members of the DRP family. It reads;

My eyes are your eyes
To watch and protect you
My ears are your ears
For your safety in the dark
My nose is your nose
To scent out dangers in the night
My life is also yours
So you may go home tonight

The second stone names all of our former dogs, along with their years of service and their date of passing.

Listed on the memorial are:
Leo
Chase
Iron
Trux
Brix
Lex
Rush
Justice
Dillon

PSD Mako passed away in June and his name will also be added to the memorial.

DRP is proud of all members of our Canine Unit, past and present, and they are an invaluable tool for our Service.

Below are attached files.
K9 thumb (JPG file, 38.5K bytes)
Our K-9 memorial stones (JPG file, 299.2K bytes)