In heartbreaking news, one of Halton Regional Police's finest police dogs has just passed away and the entire province is mourning his loss. Parker was a police service dog who worked hard with the Halton Regional Police force for seven years. Parker had just retired last month before his passing.\nHalton Police made their announcement of Parker's passing yesterday, giving their condolences to Parker's handler, as well as his best friend, Sgt. Tara Vivan. They stated that Parker was a loyal member of the Halton police force who was always ready to serve and protect his city.\nAfter working on the force for a dedicated seven years, Parker recently retired from his job on April 21, less than three weeks ago. The police force wished for a long and well-deserved retirement for Parker, but it was something that just wasn't in the stars for the beloved furry police officer.\nOn the day of his retirement, the Halton Police Force called Parker 'the best partner ever' and were happy to see him enter his well-deserved retirement after fighting crime for the past seven years.\nWe are devastated to share that our universally loved PSD Parker has passed, and our thoughts are with his best friend and handler, Sgt. Tara Vivian.We are incredibly fortunate to have had such a loyal member amongst us, and had hoped for many years of restful retirement. ^jh pic.twitter.com/Xz1XAGO6PG— Halton Police (@HaltonPolice) May 7, 2019\nIn the statement by the Halton Police that announces Parker's death, they state, "We are devastated to share that our universally loved PSD Parker has passed,".\nNow, after the announcement of Parker's passing yesterday, the entire province is mourning his loss. Many Ontarians have reached out through Twitter to express their condolences for the hardworking canine. Other police forces have even reached out to express their sympathy.\nThank you for your service PSD Parker. Our thoughts are with your service and Sgt Vivian.— Peel Regional Police (@PeelPoliceMedia) May 8, 2019\nPlease accept our sincere condolences. Every PSD holds a very special place in our hearts.— South Simcoe Police (@SouthSimcoePS) May 7, 2019\nTara, what a shock it was to me in hearing that our beloved Parker pass away. My thoughts are with you and all who worked with Parker. RIP Parker, my handsome boy. 🐾❤— Cathy Jackson (@McGruffhandler) May 8, 2019\nAll dogs go straight to heaven, thank you for your years of dedicated service, you will be missed. RIP.— Colin& Gord Brennan (@ColinB75) May 7, 2019\n😭 Rip to this good boy. Thank you doggo for your service. May you forever run in the fields of doggie heaven. My condolences go out to you Sgt. Vivian. Its never easy to say goodbye to a loyal companion.— Andrew Campbell (@pokerleaffan) May 8, 2019\nSo very sad that PDS Parker didn't get to enjoy a longer retirement. Rest in peace Parker. Good boy!😢— Meemaw62 (@Meemaw621) May 8, 2019\nParker was actually named in honour of Oakville's Colonel Geoff Parker who was one of the highest-ranking officers to be killed in Afganistan.