Veteran Winnipeg police dog retires

Global News

WINNIPEG – After a decade of chasing after the bad guys, Judge is hanging up the leash.

The service dog has been an active member of the Winnipeg Police Service for over ten years.

His handler, Patrol Sergeant Scott Taylor, said Judge is starting to show his age.

“He is slowing down,” said Taylor. “On a slow night two years ago, he would be intolerable to be with. He would whine and pace and pace and pace. He never stopped to the point where I would have to get out because I couldn’t take it any more. For the last three to five months though, he sleeps all night.”

The Winnipeg Police Service knows the public relations value of its K-9 unit. No media conferences are held when a human beat cop retires. The police dog unit has its own Facebook page that regularly boasts of arrests made by dogs, often before the information…

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