Victoria Police have announced the passing of 10-year-old retired service dog Conan.
Conan was born in 2009, raised by a member of VicPD and then paired with Cst. Andre Almeida to form a K9 unit.
The duo worked together in a successful partnership for six years before PSD Conan was retired in 2016 due to medical issues that prevented him from continuing to work.
Today we remember the service & sacrifice of retired @VicPDK9 police service dog Conan as he was laid to rest. @vicpdcanada Cst. Almeida and Conan proudly served our communities for many yrs. Never easy to lose your partner. Our thoughts/prayers to handler Cst. Almeida. #respect pic.twitter.com/E1SVYKfe9Y
— Del Manak (@ChiefManak) November 21, 2019
Over the course of his career, Conan and Cst. Almeida have apprehended over 120 suspects and conducted numerous tracks for suspects and evidence.
Their highlights include locating a missing three-year-old child in the West Shore, tracking and locating a missing autistic child in Saanich, tracking and locating a man who was wanted for murder, and locating a suspect responsible for 60 Break and Enters in the CRD.
After his retirement, Conan lived with Cst. Almeida and his family until his death on Wednesday, November 20th.