Memorial for police dogs to be unveiled

Photo Ian Robinson'Lancashire Constabulary Police dog feature'Handler PC Pete Crowther with Lancon Zeus
Photo Ian Robinson'Lancashire Constabulary Police dog feature'Handler PC Pete Crowther with Lancon Zeus
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A special memorial to honour dearly departed police dogs will be unveiled tomorrow at the Lancashire Constabulary Dog Unit.

Funded by the Retired Police Dogs Benevolent Fund which was established in 2004 to support handlers in caring for their retired dogs, the memorial will be revealed by Lancashire’s former Chief Constable Pauline Claire, who helped to establish the fund during her time in post.

Dog Trainer Sergeant Neil Fitzgerald said: “Police dogs are an integral part of operational policing within Lancashire and provide an invaluable service to our county; therefore it is right that they should be recognised by way of this memorial.

“The names of those police dogs which have passed away will be added to the memorial so that the people who knew and loved them can visit and pay their respects.”