Kitchener-Waterloo

Police dog Titan dies after sudden illness

Titan, a 3.5-year-old German Shepherd that had been working and training for the last two years with Waterloo Regional Police, has died.

Titan and its handler 'were an upbeat and successful team,' Chief Bryan Larkin says

Titan, a dog with the Waterloo Regional Police canine unit, has died after a sudden illness, the force announced. (Waterloo Regional Police Services)

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.

"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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