Retirement of Brandon Police Service Dog “Blue”

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Today marks the official retirement of PSD Blue. His last working day was December 16th 2017 after assisting with the operational transition of PSD Storm.

CST Kulchyski received a Certificate of Service plaque today from Insp. Pelechaty, Insp. Hebert and D/C Lewis recognizing the career of PSD Blue.

Blue began his career with the Brandon Police Service in September of 2010 after completing training at the RCMP Police Dog Services Training Center with his handler CST Mike Kulchyski. For seven years, Blue and CST Kulchyski partnered together patrolling the streets of Brandon. Blue and CST Kulchyski attended many calls for service assisting in tracking and apprehending suspects as well as searching for evidence. Blue and CST Kulchyski were also part of the Tactical Response Unit and deployed in all high risk tactical situations that occurred during their K-9 career.

Blue is adjusting to retirement and continues to live with CST Kulchyski and his family. Blue is healthy and maintains an energetic lifestyle. He misses not going to work with his partner of seven years and instead of tracking criminals and searching for evidence, he now spends a great deal of time going for runs with Kulchyski and searching for his ball.

CST Kulchyski is now assigned to a Patrol Unit and thoroughly enjoyed his time as a K-9 Officer. “I really enjoyed my time working with Blue. We enjoyed a great partnership, training and learning together. We had an opportunity to meet with and train with several great handlers form across the Country over the years and developed relationships that I will enjoy for the remainder of my Policing career”.

Blue will turn 9 years old on April 25th. The Brandon Police Service would like to congratulate CST Kulchyski and PSD Blue on a successful K-9 career. Thank-you for all your hard work and diligent service to the Brandon Police Service and citizens of Brando