Retired Police Dog Ronin Passes Away

The South Simcoe Police Service is saddened to announce the death of one of its beloved canine crime fighters. Retired PSD Ronin passed away on Tuesday, October 30, 2018. He was 13 years old. Ronin hung up his police collar in 2015 after serving the communities of Bradford West Gwillimbury and Innisfil for nine years with his handler Cst. Matt Tomlin. 

PSD Ronin was a German Shepherd who helped locate numerous missing people, criminals, illicit drugs, and pieces of evidence. His role also included backing up other officers and serving as a community ambassador for school visits and public events. He had recently been in failing health. Since leaving the police service, Ronin enjoyed his well-earned retired life as a treasured member of the Tomlin family. 

Ronin will be sadly missed by his South Simcoe Police Service family. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Ronin and partner Matt for their service.  

Matt has fond memories of his loyal canine partner and their close bond.