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K9 Ribot – Queensland, Australia

Died – 8/5/17
Handler – Senior Constable Glen Ayoub

Remembering a fallen comrade

It is with sympathy that we advise of the passing of Retired Police Dog Ribot, PD260 at 5.30pm on August 5. Unfortunately, Ribot succumbed to an age related medical condition at home with his handler and family. Ribot was handled by Senior Constable Glen Ayoub and was well known throughout his service in the Gladstone, Toowoomba and Moreton Districts. Ribot operationally served the Queensland Police and Community from November 2008 through till his retirement in November 2015, a total of seven years. He was respected by officers for his immeasurable ability as a police dog and unmistakeable, with a fully black coat and 40 plus kilos. Since 2015, Ribot lived out his retirement life with Glen and his family until his passing. Ribot was a massive dog with a heart equal in size and he will be sorely missed. Our most sincere condolences go to Glen and his family in this difficult time.

Submitted By Jim Cortina

James A. Cortina has been involved with police dogs since 1972 and currently on the Board of Directors for the Connecticut Police Work Dog Association Inc. Jim has been appointed as Treasurer since its inception in 1991. Jim is one of the charter members of the C.P.W.D.A. organization. Since 1975 he has been a certified professional dog trainer and received his Master Trainer Certification in 1985. During his career he has provided armed K-9 strike crowd control for security agencies in Connecticut and out of state security companies. In conjunction with other members of the Connecticut Police Work Dog Association Inc. Board of Directors, he helped to draft Connecticut Statute 53-247(e) "Intentional Injury or Killing of Police K-9" which was passed by the Senate in 1993 and also assisted in implementing the prestigious Daniel Wasson Memorial K-9 Award in 1992. In 1993 he helped coordinate the North American Police Work Dog Association Nationals in New London, Connecticut. He was appointed Training Director for the New London County Work Dog Association from 1985-1987. He performed decoy work for Connecticut Police Work Dog Association Inc. in police K-9 demonstrations, trained several local police department canines, and coordinated training workshops for out-of-state police departments. He participated in the United States Police K-9 Association Trials in Croton on Hudson, New York in 1985 as a decoy. He is an avid photographer and received photography awards in 1989, 1990, and 1991 and currently takes photographs for the Connecticut Police Work Dog Association Inc.