Victoria city council approved a motion on Thursday to name a new enclosed dog park at Topaz Park in honour of PSD Chase, a Victoria police dog killed in the line of duty.
The motion was brought forward by councillor Charlayne Thornton-Joe and proposed that, on top of naming the dog park after PSD Chase, there be a plaque commemorating him and his story.
PSD Chase was a four-year-old German Shepherd, and died after sustaining injuries during a police chase in September 1994. He served for two years and was seen as a valuable member of the detachment.
A Times Colonist article dated Sept. 23, 1994, tells the story of the outpouring of support received by constable Bruce Clark at the time. He and his family received well over 100 cards and letters.
Thankfully PSD Chase is our only k9 to have died in the line of duty. We are happy that he will be remembered/honoured with this park. https://t.co/hK5Nr40g5D
— Victoria Police K9 (@VicPDK9) July 14, 2018