Police dogs are Canadian heroes

  • Aug. 31, 2010 8:15 p.m.

Remember your mom telling you the smallest acts of kindness reap the greatest rewards? Since 1965, the RCMP Police Dog Services have been running through your fields, backyards, businesses, and pastures.

Your kindness, patience, and understanding have permitted us to create one of the best police dog services in the world.

We know that we are one of the world leaders because every year we have people from all over the globe visit us and see how we do things.

They quite often leave with a sense of amazement as to how much Canadians and specifically Albertans support us.

Very few countries in the world support their police like Canada, and I will go on record expressing our gratitude on behalf of our Police Dog Service members and the RCMP.

Every year we will save many lives for those children who have wandered away from our campsites or homes. Those elders suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s who have gotten lost in our streets or the vastness of our outdoors. Even the suspected criminals who attempt to evade capture and find themselves lost in 40 below weather have been saved by our men and women who track with a police service dog.

The bravery, drive, and tenacity of a police dog team is incredible and it is all possible because of the continued support that we have had from our communities, Innisfail, Bowden, Olds, Penhold, the City of Red Deer and Red Deer County.

The many farmers, ranchers, business owners, and home owners who have watched us climb over your fences, run through your back yards, run through your buildings, we say thanks!

For 75 years, the RCMP has been utilizing dog service teams to serve Canadians, and we love our work! Please come and visit us at the Police Dog Service Training Centre every Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m. for our free public demonstrations or visit us at our web site at www.policedogs.ca

Thank you for your kindness!

Insp. Lawrence Aimoe, Officer in Charge

RCMP Police Dog Service Training Centre

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