04/10/2007 – 02/07/2018
Served 2009 – 07/07/2015
Handler PC White
Tex’s handler wrote the following.
“Tex was born in Germany and previously named Cex, his name was changed for obvious reasons. He served with Derbyshire police for 6 years until his slightly early retirement due to a degenerative spine disease.
Tex was a beautiful soul with a great nose for finding property. His best find was a pair of tights stuffed into a hedge after an armed robbery for which he received a commendation and the offender received a substantial prison term.
Tex lived with his me until he passed away at home when his back legs finally gave up. Tex had a full working life despite suffering from EPI and an auto immune disorder which was carefully managed.
He was the love of my life”.
07/03/2010 – 13/11/2020
Served 30/09/2010 to 15/10/2018
Handler PC Ashmore
Bonnies handler wrote the following.
“Bonnie was my drugs cash, firearms dog. During her service she had many good finds and was an exceptional search dog. Bonnie retired to myself in 2018.
Bonnie loved her retirement and she had three other dogs to play with. She would go to the farm with my wife when she went to see her horse, and would run around and play with all the other friends she had, she was always there with you, never left your side unless she was lying on her bench.
Whenever I sat down she would always jump on my knee, she became a proper lap dog.
Bonnie developed a lot of joint pain, so she did less running toward the end, which meant more walking but she still loved every minute.
When she was tired and had enough she would just get on the bench and sleep.
I cannot say how much we are missing her, and I wish we could have her back with us, but sadly this isn’t to be, but we have our memories. Bonnie was a lovely little dog I loved her to bits, and I miss her every day, the house seems empty without her now.
My best mate at work and our best mate in retirement at home”.
Wilbur came to Derbyshire constabulary from the Dog’s Trust and was trained to become a successful explosives search dog working at the 2012 Olympics, G8 summit and NATO conference. He retired in 2016 and is currently enjoying his retirement with his handler and family.
German Shepherd Dog Nero retired in 2014 and was trained to respond to German commands, for example: bleib (stay), sitz (sit), steh (stand), geblaut (bark). He unfortunately died in 2017 aged 11 and a half years after a happy retirement with his handler and family including holidays at the seaside.