The Guelph Police Service is sad to announce the loss of K9 Police Service Dog Magnum who passed away on Monday, Jan. 9, 2017.
Magnum was the loyal and hard-working partner of Cst. Cheryl McMichan from 2004 till he retired from service in October 2011 and had remained in the McMichan family after his retirement.
Magnum and Constable McMichan enjoyed a very active and successful career partnered in the K9 Unit where they were once recognized together as "Member of the Year" for the entire Police Service.
Constable McMichan is still serving with the GPS, but has nothing but fond memories about her time with Magnum and shared that "I have lost my best friend and partner. Magnum and I have been attached at the hip for 12 1/2 years. Losing him has left an empty void in my life. I am so lucky to have had been partnered with Magnum. He has left me with a lifetime of memories and amazing stories."
The highlight of her career "truly was working with my amazing partner Magnum for seven years. He gave me so many career highlights it is hard to just pick one. Throughout our K9 career we captured 184 people. We were recognized by our K9 peers for capturing a total of nine people on a winter night. Six of the individuals were involved in an armed robbery in Guelph and fled the scene with Magnum chasing behind them. In the end Magnum captured all six. That makes me smile remembering that night. It was such a high. Magnum also competed in several K9 competitions where he ranked in the top dogs and brought home several awards."
Constable McMichan and the Guelph Police Service would like to recognize all the local business sponsors and Wellington Chrysler Jeep Dodge for donating the money to purchase Magnum in 2004.
To Royal Canin for providing Magnum's food throughout his career and retirement, and to the Guelph Animal Hospital who looked after all Magnum's medical needs: Thank you!