Guelph Police Canine Charger Passed Away
We are saddened to announce retired Police Service Dog Charger has passed away.
Charger, a 12-year-old German shepherd, passed away Monday at home. He served the community from 2011 until his retirement in September 2020. Charger and his partner, Sergeant Andrew Crowe, handled more than 1,100 canine calls for service during their time together.
Charger was a General Service Dog, which means he was certified in tracking, building searches, area searches, article searches, agility, obedience, as well as apprehension. Further to that Charger was certified in the detection of eight different narcotics, firearms, and Canadian and American currency.
During his career, Charger located dozens of suspects and missing persons. He and Sergeant Crowe regularly participated in canine competitions across North America, winning many and generally finishing in the Top 10.
We would like to thank PSD Charger for his dedicated and loyal service to the community. He will be missed and remembered by the many whose lives he enriched.