Winnipeg cops to memorialize canine sidekicks

Artist's rendering of the proposed memorial. Winnipeg Police Service

Winnipeg police are working on a permanent memorial garden to honour the service’s working dogs.

Police launched a fundraising campaign for the public to help commemorate the dogs, who have been helping take a bite out of Winnipeg crime since 1971.

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The memorial, which will begin construction later this year, is set to be located at the canine unit’s offices on Durand Road, and will include a sidewalk made up of ‘memory stones,’ which the public can purchase in memory of a loved one or a pet, or to mark a special occasion.

More information about the project is available on the city’s website.

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