K-9 Officer "Caleb" was assigned to Officer Mike Waddell of the Gwinnett Police Department’s K-9 Unit. “Caleb” was born May 25, 2002 in the Netherlands, arriving to the U.S. completely untrained. Through the committed and strenuous training efforts of Officer Waddell in tracking and narcotics training, “Caleb” began his service with Gwinnett Police Department serving for more than nine years along side Officer Waddell.
During his career, K-9 Caleb was responsible for numerous drug apprehensions and more than 100 felony patrol arrests keeping Gwinnett County a safer place for us all. K-9 Officer “Caleb” retired his last official action in March of 2011. Known as dedicated and hard-working among his family and colleagues, K-9 Caleb will missed by many.
A full Honor Guard service along with a 10-motorcycle motorcade will be held for K-9 Officer “Caleb” at Oak Rest Pet Gardens Funeral Home Cemetery located at 2691 Harbins Road, off Hwy. 316 in Dacula. Services will include several of the Gwinnett County Police Department K-9 Units.
Oak Rest Pet Gardens donates its services as a tribute to K-9 Officers serving the public interest. K-9 Officer “Caleb” will be laid to rest in the Garden of Honor at Oak Rest Pet Gardens alongside more than 50 other K-9 Officers previously laid to rest.
For additional information regarding services for our K-9 Officers, please contact Keith D. Shugart or Donna Bethune at 770-457-7659.