Retired Police Dog Beezel Passes Away

Wednesday February 6th, 2013

Posted at 4:36pm


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Beezel proudly posing with some of his many awards (Photo from Windsor Police)

Windsor Police sadly announced today, the loss of retired Police Service Dog Beezel, who passed away at home with his handler Sgt John Virban and family at his side.

Beezel was born in 1999 and served on The Windsor Police Service from July 2001 to December 2006. Beezel provided operational support for Patrol and was trained in general purpose duties which included tracking, searching, building searches, open searches, article seraches, handler protection, and apprehension.

Windsor Police say that Beezel posted impressive working stats including; 3 Divisional Commendations, 30 letters of Meritous work recognition, 128 arrests, 3 found missing children, 5 apprehensions, 105 V.I.P classroom visits, 2402 canine calls, 124 articles of evidence found. Beezel competed in various trials where he excelled. He won several awards including; 3 consecutive USPCA Regional Championships (2004-2006), 20th place finish at the USPCA National Trial held in New Jersey in 2003, Obtained expert tracking certifications under USPCA for 5 consecutive years.

Police say that although Beezel enjoyed his Certifications, Trials, VIPs, and awards, his true and only passion was to work. He played hard, trained harder, and worked the hardest.

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