One of our top dogs is retiring


2023-02-24 12:54 HNP

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photo of police service dog Hawkes sniffing the ground tracking through snow

After 7 years of distinguished service, Police Service Dog Hawkes is officially hanging up his harness and retiring. 

PSD Hawkes was born in Innisfail, Alberta on September 15th, 20215. After completing his training, he was paired with his fur-ever handler, Cpl Kyle and went on to have an impressive career in the sun and snow serving communities in the Peace and Okanagan regions of British Columbia.  Through his career, Hawkes found many missing people, helped police locate evidence, drugs, and other property, and is also credited with tracking and aiding in the apprehension of numerous dangerous suspects. 

collage of photos of police service dog hawkes with happy retirement hawkes in text

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PSD Hawkes, thank-you for your dedicated service and for always being ready when called on to ensure the safety of your handler, other officers, and the public over the past 7 years.  We hope you enjoy a comfortable and much deserved retirement with your family!


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Gend. Chris Terleski

Agent des relations avec les m├ędias
GRC de Vernon-Okanagan-Nord
3402, 30e Rue, Vernon (C.-B.) V1T 5E5
Bureau : 250-260-7161
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