PROCOR honors three retiring Police Dogs
Three retiring police dogs were given honors by the men and women of Police Regional Office Cordillera during the “Salamat Kapatid and Kaibigan Program” held at Camp Major Bado Dangwa, La Trinidad Benguet on August 26, 2022.
PCOL ELMER E RAGAY led the retirement honors ceremony wherein he presented Certificates of Recognition and treats to the canine honorees: Gordon, Wanda, and Bullet.
Gordon and Wanda are both Asong Pinoy (Aspin) who served the PNP for more than seven years as Combat Tracking Dogs (CTD).
As the highlights of their accomplishments as CTD, Gordon and Wanda helped in locating the missing Korean National in Barlig, Mt. Province in 2017.
They also helped in the Search and Rescue/Retrieval operations during the landslide incident in Sitio Sakrang, Brgy. Banawel, Natonin, Mt. Province in 2018 and were dispatched during the armed encounter in Tadian, Mt. Province which led to the discovery of harboring areas and escape routes of the Communist Terrorist Group (CTG).
Bullet, an Aspin also, served the PNP for more than six years as a Search and Rescue Dog (SARD).
As the highlights of his accomplishments, in the aftermath of typhoon “Ompong”, Bullet has located four (4) casualties in Brgy. Ucab, Itogon, Benguet and was awarded with “Medalya ng Kadakilaan” given by Pres. Rodrigo Roa Duterte.
In 2019, Bullet was tasked in a SAR operation to locate two missing teenagers who were swept away by raging waters in a creek at Lower Wangal in 2021 and was also dispatched to locate three missing persons who were buried in a landslide incident in Brgy. Dominican-Mirador, Baguio City during the onslaught of typhoon “Maring”.
Likewise, PCOL RAGAY awarded Medalya ng Kasanayan (PNP EFFICIENCY MEDAL) to PSSg Elizer Pe, Gordon’s handler; PSSg Arthur Bayangan, Wanda’s handler; and PMSg Arman Acangan, Bullet’s handler for guiding and training the three canines.
After the retirement of the three ASPIN (Asong Pinoy) police service dogs, they are now set for new homes and ready for adoption. (PROCOR-PIO File photos)