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Queensland police dog dies after tracking down break and enter suspect

Beloved police dog Kaleb collapses and dies moments after helping track down a man suspected of being involved in a break and enter

  • Kaleb was with his handler Sergeant Constable Trevor O’Neill in Queensland 
  • They were tracking a man suspected of a break and enter when Kaleb collapsed
  • His handler is in mourning and is devastated by the loss of his friend 
  • A review into Kaleb’s death will be done by the State Capability Coordinator

A police dog has died moments after tracking down a man suspected of a break and enter.

Police dog Kaleb was with handler Sergeant Constable Trevor O’Neill in Harristown, Queensland, at 1.30am on Sunday searching the streets after reports of a break and enter.  

They found the suspect at 2.45am, but Kaleb suddenly collapsed while walking back to the police car.  

Police dog Kaleb was with his handler Sergeant Constable Trevor O’Neill in Harristown, Queensland, at 1.30am on Sunday searching the streets after reports of a break and enter

His handler tried to perform first aid but Kaleb quickly slipped into unconsciousness.

He was rushed to the closest vet, but could not be saved and died.

Sergeant Constable O’Neill has been left devastated by the loss of his ‘dog, partner and mate’. 

Kaleb lived at the officer’s home and was treated like a family member.

‘The QPS takes the safety and wellbeing of all police dogs very seriously and treats them as valued members of the police family,’ a statement read.

Kaleb was born in October 2012 and served as a police dog for five years, where he performed countless successful tracks.  

‘Vale RD Kaleb, with honour you served, and it was our honour to serve with you,’ police said in a statement.

A review into Kaleb’s death will be conducted by the State Capability Coordinator (Dog Squad), as is routine when a police dog dies during training or while on duty. 

PD Kaleb and Sergeant Constable O'Neill found the suspect at 2.45am and while walking back to the police car he collapsed. Pictured: Anzac Avenue in Harristown

PD Kaleb and Sergeant Constable O’Neill found the suspect at 2.45am and while walking back to the police car he collapsed. Pictured: Anzac Avenue in Harristown 

 

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