(Photo by VicPD)

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.

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.

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