Officers gather to honour fallen Police Dogs

THE Queensland Police Service has held a moving ceremony in Brisbane in honour of two of their finest Police Dogs who tragically lost their lives on the job.

Wednesday’s touching service acknowledged general purpose Police Dogs Jedi and Jeru, who had memorial stones placed next to that of Police Dog Waco’s at the Police Academy in Oxley.

Jedi was killed when he and his handler Senior Constable Brett Tome of the Townsville District Dog Squad were involved in a traffic accident in July 2006. He was just 21 months old.


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Jeru died after he was hit by a car while undertaking a training exercise with his handler Senior Constable David Ray of the Logan District Dog Squad in September last year. He was five-years-old.

(Source: Queensland Police Service)

(Source: Queensland Police Service)

(Source: Queensland Police Service)

Senior Constable Ray and Acting Inspector Baxendell who represented Senior Constable Brett Tome and was also the foster carer for PD Jedi, placed the memorial stones during the service.

They were joined by fellow officers and dogs from the Dog Squad who marched in acknowledgement of their fallen four legged friends.

(Source: Queensland Police Service)

(Source: Queensland Police Service)

Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at myGC.com.au. He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at myGC.com.au ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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