Durham police officers pay tribute to Bingo, police dog killed in Toronto

Published July 27, 2023 at 3:28 pm

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Photo via Durham Regional Police Service

In an outpouring of support, Durham police officers paid tribute to the Toronto police dog killed this week.

Toronto Police Service Dog (PSD), Bingo was killed while tracking a suspect in Etobicoke on July 25.

And today (July 27), a special procession was held to honour Bingo.

Police lined the street outside an emergency vet clinic near Yonge and Davenport streets in Toronto as Bingo was transported to Guelph University for end-of-life veterinary services.

Durham Regional Police Service K9 unit officers joined the tribute saluting the procession from a bridge as it travelled through Toronto en route to Guelph.

The Durham K9 unit also covered calls in Toronto so that members could participate in the procession.

Bingo joined the police service in 2022 and he and Toronto Police Sgt. Brandon Smith had been on the job together for about six months.

Toronto Police Chief Myron Demkiw called Bingo’s death “senseless and tragic.”

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