It is with great sadness that we share with the community the recent passing of serving Firearms and Explosives Detection Dog PD Pezz.
PD Pezz was born on July 2, 2010 at the QPS Dog Squad complex.
PD Pezz worked as a Firearms and Explosives Detection Dog as part of the Explosives Ordnance Response Team
In 2013, PD Pezz attended the firearms and explosives detection course where he was inducted into the Service as a Detection Dog, connected to the Explosives Ordnance Response Team.
This is where he met his handler and life-long friend Senior Constable Jess Dwyer.
During his career, PD Pezz and Senior Constable Dwyer worked together to complete searches for dignitaries visiting Queensland, locate firearms during search warrants and perform duties during the 2014 G20 and the Commonwealth Games in 2018.
PD Pezz’s life was action-packed; he flew in the rescue helicopter, rode in the QPS dingy and travelled all across Queensland just to name a few highlights.
PD Pezz will be sorely missed by his handler and life-long friend, Senior Constable Jess Dwyer
PD Pezz will always be remembered as a vibrant and energetic boy who loved to work and was loved dearly by his handler and her family.
He left an impression wherever he went, with people commenting even at 10-years-old that he had the energy and charisma of a puppy.
PD Pezz celebrating his birthday
Sadly, PD Pezz recently became unwell with an unforeseen illness and it is with great sorrow that the decision was made on the morning of Sunday, August 16, to put PD Pezz to rest.
PD Pezz passed away peacefully in the arms of Senior Constable Dwyer and her family after more than seven years of dedicated service to the Queensland community.
Rest In Peace PD Pezz and thank you for your honourable service.
Rest In Peace PD Pezz, with honour he served