RPD Metpol SALMON MANU ‘Rudi’
Rudi retired in June 2018 due to health reasons and in July 2018 he moved to his forever home. His new mum says he’s such a character!
Handler PC Chapman
Karly was always a wonderful character from the moment she caught the eye of the lovely kennel staff at the Metropolitan Police Dog Training Establishment. She was a lively puppy and in 2005 we completed our Basic Course. Throughout her brilliant career she was responsible for many arrests, detaining suspects, locating weapons following armed incidents and finding missing people
She excelled in her specialism of Victim Recovery and Blood Detection being responsible for locating bodies and blood. She enjoyed her fame in the last series of Send In The Dogs and loved visiting schools and clubs to meet children.
Karly was awarded a Commendation in 2014 by Cressida Dick for chasing and detaining a male who was wanted for serious offences including armed robbery. The male fought her and despite being injured she held onto him and we arrested him.
Whilst deployed in Machynlleth, Wales, Karly suffered from a torsion and after rushing her to the vets I carried her “lifeless” from the car in tears to be met by a team of Vets in Dolgellau.
The longest night followed as they fought to save her while I sat on the floor next to her throughout the surgery. She beat all the odds to recover and retired to me enjoying over two years of leisurely long walks and playing football with me. She always cheated and stole the ball!
Out of the blue one day she fell ill. I knew it was serious and lay with her in the garden comforting her and telling her how wonderful she was and talking to her about all the crazy stuff we had got up to. Later that day she fell asleep in my arms. I was so honoured to have worked with her and have her in my life.
My friend. My hero.