Hag'Em: Memoirs of a Police Dog Handler

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AuthorHouse, Oct 28, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 304 pages
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A few more interminable minutes ticked by and I thought I heard a vehicle coming from the north. I strained my ears and pointed north. My two compatriots nodded to confirm what I heard. The noisy crow either grew tired of cawing or perceived that something was about to happen. It suddenly flew away. My breathing quickened upon hearing the distinctive scrunching of truck tires meeting gravel. The white pickup with the two suspects came out of the hairpin and slowly continued south towards the ambush. With shaking hands, I pulled the stun grenade out of my pocket. Holding it firmly in my hand, I pulled the safety pin Brad Kuich spent twenty-two years in Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and fourteen of those years as a police dog handler. Some say he is lucky to be alive. His story is truly compelling, is poignantly sensitive and insightful and, at times, funny. He gives a very personal glimpse into what many people perceive police work and the RCMP to be a closed, secretive world.

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About the author (2008)

Brad Kuich came from the small farming community of Oyen, situated in the southeast part of the province of Alberta, Canada. Brad's family owned a farm south of Oyen that was originally homesteaded by his grandparents before World War 1.


He worked and lived on the farm and attended school in Oyen until graduating in 1973. In 1975 Brad joined the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and completed training at the RCMP Training Academy or "Depot." During his 22 year career with the RCMP, Brad saw service in the Yukon Territory and the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario.


Brad spent 14 years of his service as a police dog handler and has many fond memories of the three canine partners he worked with over those years. He retired from the RCMP in 1997 and later worked for the British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.


Presently Brad lives in Kelowna, British Columbia and is involved in housing reconstruction. He enjoys spending time with his family.

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