THE Police Dog Rambo who was killed in the line of duty earlier this year will have a fenced off-leash dog park named in his honour.
Fraser Coast Division 3 Councillor Paul Truscott confirmed the move yesterday.
“Rambo was killed in the line of duty trying to keep us safe,” Councillor Paul Truscott said.
“We should remember and pay tribute to his service. The memorial will also serve as a reminder of all other police dogs and police officers who have given their lives in the service of their community.”
After consulting with Rambo’s handler and the Queensland Police Service, Council said it had decided to erect a plaque at one of the region’s off-leash dog parks.
The dog park will also be renamed after Rambo.
Rambo was killed while tracking a wanted person in Maryborough West on 19 June, 2021.
“Around 1:08am Police Dog (PD) Rambo and his handler were tracking a man, who had allegedly fled from police, on the Bruce Highway when PD Rambo was struck by a car.
“Police immediately transported PD Rambo to a nearby vet but sadly he could not be revived,” Queensland Police said at the time.
Rambo was a Fraser Coast local and lived in the area when he was a puppy.
“He graduated from the academy in 2015 and worked tirelessly in keeping the Maryborough community safe. PD Rambo often assisted police in locating missing persons and successfully tracked two property offenders on Australia day in 2019.
“All QPS dogs are part of their handler’s family and the bond between handlers and their dogs makes them inseparable,” a police spokesperson continued.
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