Beloved police dog mourned after sudden death this week

Queensland Police has announced the passing of one of its much-loved service dogs, ‘Kadar’ who died after suffering a series of seizures on Monday.

“It is with heavy hearts that we confirm the passing of recently retired Police Dog (PD) Kadar,” QPS said in a statement.

PD Kadar was a valuable member of the Ipswich District Dog Squad, serving the Ipswich community since 2014, and only recently retired in August last year.

“On Monday, January 25, PD Kadar suddenly suffered a series of seizures at home whereby his handler and vet quickly moved to provide Kadar the best comfort available and to assist him to pass away peacefully,” police said.

“PD Kadar, with honour you served and it was our honour to serve with you.”

“PD Kadar leaves behind his handler, Senior Sergeant Ben MacKenzie, his wife and two children.

“Throughout his six years of service, PD Kadar was known as more of a lover than a fighter and was responsible for tracking and locating numerous offenders in Ipswich.”

PD Kadar’s handler, Senior Sergeant MacKenzie says his bond with PD Kadar was unbreakable.

“He was such a loyal crime fighting partner, as well as a best friend to my children,” Senior Sergeant MacKenzie said.

“As a family, we raised Kadar from eight weeks of age until he commenced working with me formally after completing his training in 2014.

“He was an exceptional police dog and loved his tracking.

“He refused to give up right to the end.

“Kadar had a handful of apprehensions to his name and he successfully assisted officers in locating many offenders during his years of service.

“His sudden passing is devastating and he will be greatly missed.”

“PD Kadar, with honour you served and it was our honour to serve with you. You will never be forgotten.”