Police Service Dog (PSD) Koda, Regimental Number 905, was born on August 5, 2010 in Innisfail, Alberta. He is a product of the RCMP Breeding Program. Koda has served with the Integrated Police Dog Service and spent his entire working career in the Lower Mainland in British Columbia. He actively worked from July 2012 to January 2019. He comes from a long line of police dogs. His dad, Rocket, was known as a great long serving PSD. In the litter that Koda was born in, there were 5 working dogs! That is very amazing.
Koda regularly worked high-risk calls with both the Abbotsford Police Department and the Lower Mainland Emergency Response Teams. He located missing persons and helped track down suspects who fled from crime scenes. One of his career highlights was when he saved a missing autistic 4-year-old-child who had wandered away from her rural family home which was surrounded by water filled ditches. Koda was able to track and safely locate the child under bushes, near the life threatening water.
Koda’s disposition has been described as: loyal, dedicated, intense, athletic and eager to work. This transferred onto other work duties such as assisting with numerous school talks and summer camp demonstrations. Koda absolutely loved working with children.
Koda retired in January 2019 from active duty. He then became a full- time family dog! His main duties there were to love and protect “his kids”. He enjoyed being outdoors. Some of his favorite activities included: swimming, hiking, and camping.
Koda passed away in August 2020. He was surrounded by his one and only partner, as well as the rest of his family. His spirit will live on forever and always. His energy for life will never be forgotten. He is missed by his police family, his partner, and his family.