Staffordshire

RPD Razor

Handler PC Hargreaves

01.10.2009 – 07.12.2018

Service – 05.05.2011 – 11.04.2018

German Shepherd Dog

General Purpose and Firearms Support Dog

Razor’s handler has written the following tribute to him.

I was given Razor following the death of my then police dog PD Louis. Razor was from an ex dog handler who had sourced him from Germany spending days with him in the back of a van whilst bringing him to the UK, he had had a little training, but was a fast learner and in 6 weeks we were being licensed.

Razor was a cheeky dog but at the same time was fantastic at his job.. we found many a criminal who thought they could hide from him, even 2 that hid in a false ceiling in a school that they had broken into, he was an imposing dog, vocal and one that not many wanted to take on when challenged.

Razor and I retired together on the same day. We hit the news of our service together, sadly 2 weeks after his retirement he started to have seizures and auras the vets putting these down to head trauma or brain tumour.  Over the last 8 months the seizures got worse and it took longer for him to recover from them. On 5th December 2018 he had a really bad one that he never recovered from.

He was taken to the vets who tried absolutely everything for him but his sight had been taken too, so being hugged and held by my husband and I he went to sleep for one last time on 7th December 2018.

We were helped by the retired police dog fund to cover his vet fees. He was the best police dog I’d worked with and a huge piece of my heart is missing.  He deserved a long, happy retirement but it wasn’t to be.

Sleep softly Razor xx

RPD Ellie

RPD Ellie was the best mate of the recently passed away RPD Nando. Her handler said: “I’m sure Ellie and Nando will be creating havoc somewhere.

“Ellie was too clever; she was horrible on the lead. Would protect me to the hilt, even her dad had to talk to her at work before he could approach us!

“Off lead was another matter! If someone was armed and moving towards us shouting, Ellie would take an interest. If running away she’d look as if to say “He’s running away…why should I chase them?!”

Ellie enjoyed approximately 4 years of retirement and was put to sleep at the age of 11 when she became unwell.

She was a funny girl.

RPD Nando

Handler PC Bloor

RPD Nando was put to sleep Saturday, February 24 at the ripe old age of 13 ½ years old. He enjoyed approximately five years of retirement. Nando was from Germany; his handler Karen Bloor had to learn German for him!

She said: “now he’s terrorising someone with his very bad standoff or could be sharing fancy dress outfits with [brother and fellow PD] Nex. He was a real character and feared nothing or no-one. But he loved his Mum.”

RPD Dutch

Handler PC Hargreaves

RPD Nex

Handler PC Hargreaves

RPD Alfie

Handler PC Hargreaves