A West Vancouver police dog has retired after serving the community for seven years.
On December 27 last year, Cpl. Mark McLean and his partner Ranger worked their final shift together.
Ranger, a German Shepard, was born on May 20, 2012 in Germany. Both he and Cpl. McLean have served the West Vancouver community for 7 years, assisting with several criminal apprehensions.
“Ranger has been an invaluable member of this department for the last seven years and he will be missed,” says Cst. Kevin Goodmurphy.
“He now deserves a new life of chasing chew toys instead of bad guys.”
Members of the canine section are trained in a variety of disciplines such as tracking, criminal apprehension and evidence recovery.
WVPD dogs live with their handlers as part of their family.
They continue working as long as they are able, or until their handler is transferred or promoted to another section.
“The West Vancouver Police Department wishes Ranger a very happy retirement,” said Cst. Goodmurphy.