Winnipeg police are mourning the loss of one of their canine colleagues after Riley lost a battle with cancer.
The five-year-old died on Tuesday and was the partner of Const. Jeff Katcher from 12 weeks of age.
Riley was part of the service’s in-house breeding program, completing training and then hitting the streets as a team member in September 2012.
He was given the badge #52 and trained in narcotic detection as well as being assigned to the Tactical Support Team.
Riley sired eight puppies in September 2014.