Cairns Police are mourning the passing of their dog ‘Bosch’.
In a statement this afternoon, the Queensland Police says they are saddened to learn of the passing of Bosch, who died on Sunday as a result of a stomach-related issue despite veterinary assistance.
'PD Bosch', as he was known, had a distinguished career performing duties in the Cairns district for the past year under the watchful eye of his handler, Senior Constable Nathan Hester of the Cairns Dog Squad.
Prior to his stint in the far north, Bosch had worked for two years on the Gold Coast.
Senior Constable Hester spoke fondly of Bosch today and remembered him as a very capable partner with a distinguished policing career.
“Boschey was a great little operator,'' he said. “He was directly responsible for the apprehension of a number of offenders who were involved in vehicle thefts, break and enter and drug offences.”
PD Bosch came from a long line of career canines who have served throughout the world. His great-grandfather was a very successful and well regarded police dog in the USA. He leaves a legacy in the form of his son, a 12-month German shepherd pup who is currently undergoing training as part of the QPS Police Dog Program.
After a short break, Senior Constable Hester will travel to the QPS Dog Squad headquarters at Oxley in order to re-team with a new partner, prior to recommencing duty in Cairns.