Occurrence Type: Passing of West Grey Police Services Dog “Tye”
Prepared by: Chief Rene M. Berger

Farewell “Tye”

It is with deep sadness that I inform you of the passing of West Grey Police Services Dog “Tye” who died of natural causes. Tye and his handler Constable John Noble became partners in 2006. Tye and John graduated from an extensive 13 week K9 Training Program on June 28, 2007. Tye was trained and utilized in locating lost or missing persons, locating and apprehending suspects, property recovery, search warrants, community service and more. Tye also received a number of awards in competitions both in Canada and the United States.

Tye loved catching the bad guy but also loved people, especially children. Children loved him. He loved coming to work, excited when John put on his uniform. He knew it was time to go to work. He loved riding in the car and seeing people, going places, attending functions and having fun.

Tye was more than a dog to John, he was his partner, protector, guardian and best friend. They were a perfect match from the beginning.

I would also like to take this time to thank everyone who sent us donations to keep the program going. The K9 program operated solely on donations from residents and organizations in our community and beyond.

Tye you will always be remembered. Thank you for your years of dedication and service. You served us well. Rest in Peace.

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