Police dog Titan dies after sudden illness
Titan and its handler 'were an upbeat and successful team,' Chief Bryan Larkin says
Titan, a police dog that helped nab 18 suspects, has died after a sudden illness, Waterloo Regional Police Service says.
The 3.5-year-old German Shepherd has worked and trained for the past two years with its handler.
Just recently, Titan located a suspect who was armed with a knife in the Fairview Park area.
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"Titan was a happy-go-lucky dog but also a capable resource for our Service," Police Chief Bryan Larkin said in a statement. "He was a kind and loyal partner to his handler and together they were an upbeat and successful team."
The force said Titan was also a hit in the community when he attended events.
"His loss will be felt across the police service and the entire Waterloo region community," the force said.
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