Victoria council approves motion to name dog park in Topaz Park after VicPD dog Chase

Victoria City Council approved a motion on Thursday to dedicate a new dog park in Topaz Park to the only VicPD dog killed in the line of duty.

The motion introduced by Coun. Charlayne Thornton-Joe proposed that¬† “Topaz Park be named the PSD Chase Dog Park and that funds be used to attach a plaque with information regarding PSD Chase.”

PSD Chase died after going into cardiac arrest in September of 1994.

It happened just a day after the 4-year-old German Shepherd was severely injured while chasing a suspect in a domestic dispute.

There was huge outpouring of sympathy from the community at the time.

Coun. Thornton-Joe says the plan still has to be approved by the neighbourhood association, which next meets in September.

She says she would consider another park if it is turned down.



Ben O'Hara