26.03. 2003 – 21.03. 2014
Handler PC Somerfield
At the age of fifteen months he was assigned to PC Kate Somerfield of the West Midlands Police, as a general purpose dog. He was a phenomenal dog to work and his reputation was known throughout the ranks, receiving his own area commander’s commendation for the work that he did. He retired in 2012, aged 8 ½ years, but didn’t take to retirement very well.
In the early months of 2014, he fell ill. Following a few visits to the vets, it was discovered that he had cancer on the spleen, but secondary tumours had developed on his liver.
Kate said: “Out of all the dogs I have worked, he was the ‘special’ one. He loved and protected me from the moment I came into his life, and now I shall miss him fro the rest of mine.”
Puppy Socialiser Buster
Buster joined his family at 8 weeks old and lived with Sgt Fleur Tedstill in the West Midlands.
Buster’s family foster Police Puppies and, as a “foster brother,” he played a vital role in training potential Police Dogs.
Buster died April 3, 2018 aged 13.
RPD 3939 Sarge
Handler PC Allsop
Sarge retired to his handler and family in March 2015. However, he never did step down from his watch. On January 18th 2018, his handler had to make the difficult decision to let him finally rest he was aged 11. PC Allsop said: “he was my knight in shining armour, a true street dog who did me proud.”
Sarge is the father of PD Euro who features on our Roll of Honour. PD Euro died the day after his dad.