Tragically, the Queensland Police Service can confirm the death of a serving police dog while tracking a wanted person in Maryborough West this morning.
Around 12:30am Police Dog (PD) Rambo and his handler were tracking a man, who had allegedly fled from police, on the Bruce Highway when PD Rambo was struck by a car.
Police immediately transported PD Rambo to a nearby vet but sadly he could not be revived.
PD Rambo was a Fraser Coast local and lived in the area when he was a puppy.
He graduated from the academy in 2015 and worked tirelessly in keeping the Maryborough community safe. PD Rambo often assisted police in locating missing persons and successfully tracked two property offenders on Australia day in 2019.
All QPS dogs are part of their handler’s family and the bond between handlers and their dogs makes them inseparable.
The QPS takes the safety and wellbeing of all PDs very seriously and treats them as valued members of the policing family.
When a PD passes away as a result of an incident on duty or in training, the State Dog Squad Capability Coordinator conducts a review into the circumstances of the incident.