The New South Wales Police Force ( NSW Police Force; previously New South Wales Police Service & New South Wales Police ) is the primary law enforcement agency in the State of New South Wales, Australia. It is an agency of the Government of New South Wales within the New South Wales Ministry for Police and Emergency Services. Divided into eighty Local Area Commands (LAC), the NSW Police Force consists of over five hundred local police stations and covers an area of 801,600 square kilometres whilst serving the state’s population of seven million people.
Police Dog WACO
” The first working animal recognised as passing On Duty since the establishment of the QPS Animal Memorial in December 2014 “
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Queensland Police Force
Regd. # PD 280
Rank: Police Dog
Stations: Moreton District
Service: From ? ? 2010 to ? February 2017 = 7 years Service
Born: ? ? ?
Died on: 3 February 2017
Cause: Heat Stroke
Event location: Deception Bay, Qld
Event date: 3 February 2017
Funeral date: ? ? ?
Funeral location: ?
Buried at: ?
Memorial date: Wednesday 24 May 2017
Memorial located at: QPS Animal memorial, Oxley, Qld
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A memorial for police dog Waco, who died after suffering heat exhaustion while trying to track down offenders in Deception Bay in February, has been held today.
Commissioner Ian Stewart joined Dog Squad officers at the QPS Animal Memorial in Oxley to honour and pay tribute to the beloved pup.
During the memorial, PD Waco’s handler ( Senior Constable Stephenson ) spoke fondly of his partner saying Waco was dearly missed by him and his family.
“He never hesitated to protect me and for that I will be forever grateful.”
During his time, PD Waco was responsible for locating missing people and hundreds of offenders for numerous offences ranging from armed robberies and unlawful woundings to break and enters.
Commissioner Stewart said “We remember PD Waco today with fondness and gratitude for the ultimate sacrifice he gave in serving the Queensland community.”
Waco is the first working animal recognised as passing on duty since the establishment of the QPS Animal Memorial in December 2014.