Retired Police Dog Ajax passes away at Sunshine Coast

It is with great sadness that we confirm the recent passing of retired Police Dog Ajax

PD Ajax was a valuable member of the Sunshine Coast Dog Squad, beginning his service in the unit in September 2012. He was medically retired in 2018 and spent his remaining time with his handler and Officer-in-Charge, Sergeant Craig Law.

PD Ajax and Officer-in-Charge, Sergeant Craig Law

He tragically died at 10-years-old after a recent visit to the vet identified a cancerous tumour.

Throughout his six years of service, PD Ajax proved he had a bark like no other and many fleeing offenders across the Sunshine Coast District experienced his tenacity and commitment to helping keep the community safe.

He was responsible for the detection and capture of numerous offenders, including those wanted for armed robbery, the unlawful use of motor vehicles and breaking and entering. He also helped track down the odd missing person along the way.

PD Ajax leaves behind a loving family, who affectionately knew him as Captain Fluffy Bum.

Sergeant Law remembered PD Ajax as a loyal partner but, more importantly, as family.

“Handlers and their dogs develop bonds during their working lives that cannot be matched,” Sergeant Law said.

“While Ajax tracked down offenders with enthusiasm, at home he was a fierce protector of my family and quickly became one of us.

“There is no doubt that while he liked being a Police Dog, he found getting spoilt at home was just as much fun as tracking an offender.

“His passing was very unexpected and his absence has left a huge void for our family, in particular for his favourite ‘handler’, my wife Abby,” Sergeant Law said.

PD Ajax, with honour you served and it was our honour to serve with you.

You will never be forgotten.

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