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Search and rescue dog remembered

A memorial service will be held today for a Vancouver fire search and rescue dog that died of cancer.

A memorial service will be held today for a Vancouver fire search and rescue dog that died of cancer.

Vancouver fire Cpt. Gabe Roder said Barkley was 13.

The golden retriever served Vancouver Fire and Rescue and the City of Vancouver Urban Search and Rescue Team for 11 years.

In 2005, he was deployed both to the Gulf Coast to help with the Hurricane Katrina relief effort and to the North Vancouver mudslide.

As a cadaver dog, Barkley also participated in a number of high profile cases for various police departments in the Lower Mainland.

He died of prostate cancer. Barkley’s handler, rescue officer Flynn Lamont, will also be at the memorial service at Fire Hall No. 1 at 10 a.m.

 

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