Peel police dog dies after 7 years of duty in Mississauga, Brampton


Published August 30, 2022 at 2:13 pm

It’s a sad day for Peel police’s K9 unit, who have just had to say goodbye to one of their long-serving police dogs.

Today (Aug. 30), police announced the passing of retired police dog Kaos, who lived to the ripe old age of 14.

Kaos worked alongside Cst. Raj Chopra from 2009 to 2016. They first worked general patrol, later becoming the regional force’s first Human Remains Detection team.

“A warrior to the end, RIP,” police wrote on Twitter.

While the lifespan of a dog varies between breeds, most typically range from 10 to 13 years.

Peel police’s K9 officers continue to assist police in a number of ways, including with foot patrol, neighbourhood policing, criminal and homicide investigations, discovering human remains, and searching for missing people or suspects who have fled a scene.

“The 13 member Canine Unit is a very important part of the Peel Regional Police,” said Peel Police Chief Nishan Duraiappah back in 2020, following the formation of a new officer/canine team.

“Not only do they track down fugitives and those fleeing crime scenes, they can also help locate missing persons in ways humans can’t do. The abilities of these units to advance public safety are tremendous.”

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