Here we will pay tribute to

Essex Police Dogs

that have sadly passed away.

Let us know if you would like your

Essex PD honoured here

We will Remember Them

PD Tex  27th May 2022

Retired Police Dog Tex

passed away.

Served 2016 to 2021

General Purpose and

Tactical Firearms Dog.

He had a fantastic career winning the Force Trials and Man Work Champion and runner up twice.

On the street Tex was a well like and respected police dog. As a team Tex and Handler achieved over 300 arrests and assists with over 30 bites.

He received a Chief Constable's Commendation for his apprehension of two members of a serious crime gang. As well as being an outstanding thief taker Tex had the ability to become a big softy and was a big favourite on visits to schools and displays due to his approachable side.  Tex received outstanding care from the staff at Writtle University Canine Clinic and went on to retire with one of their amazing staff, Lauren Hunt.  Tex became Lauren's pride and joy, he had the best of care and love with regular visits from Luke. 

Tex will always be remembered as the outstanding police dog who had a large loving heart.

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  PD Rocky  3rd Sept 2021

  Retired Police Dog Rocky

  passed away.

  Served 2008 to 2015 as a

  General Purpose Dog.

  He apprehended many offenders,

  retrieved stolen goods and found

  missing people.

  Rocky retired to live with his handler

  and her family.  Rocky supported

  ERPDF throughout his retirement and 

  was a fine ambassador. He was a 

  much admired PD.

  Rocky was at the centre of his family 

  and is deeply missed.

PD Switch  29th March 2021.

Retired Police Dog Switch

passed away.

Served 2007 to 2014 as a

Search Dog for Drugs

Cash & Firearms.

Switch had a very successful career and

was a loyal servant for seven years.

Switch was re-homed on retirement to

Val she said:

"He has been an amazing friend these last 7 years, very cheeky, loved testing my ability to think laterally, loved playing ball and running free with all his dog and human friends.  He absolutely loved other dogs and people, especially children,  couldn't ask for more.
I shall really miss him."   SWITCH  2006-2021  (15 years).

 

PD Zip

12th April 2021

Aged approx 17yrs.

Retired Police Dog Zip

passed away.

Served 2007 to 2012 as a

Search Dog for Drugs

Cash & Firearms.

His handler PC Tony Mayo rescued Zip from abusive owners. Recognising his potential Zip was entered into the training programme and passed out with his handler.

Among his many successes he found a shotgun and balaclava resulting in the suspects receiving an 11yr prison term. Zip can be seen in action from his appearances on Police Interceptors.

Zip, known fondly as zippy, was re-homed on retirement to Su - she said "He had a heart and the courage of a lion and has been through a lot. He had a tough start, rescued from a travellers site. Worked for Essex Police as a search dog, and we were lucky enough for him to spend his retirement with us. He has left a huge hole for a small dog. Code 11 Zip."

 

PD Cesar

19th October 2020

Retired Police Dog Cesar

passed away.

Served 2012 to 2017 as a

General Purpose, Tactical Firearms Dog.

His handler PC Graham Nuth was very

proud of Cesar.

Cesar was an extremely loyal yet affection dog.

He achieved great success in Dog Trials.

In the job he was responsible for 76 arrests,12 bites. Cesar was rehomed on retirement and began a new life with Tim & Emma and his old pal RPD Scout.  Cesar was a great supporter of ERPDF and very popular. In later years Cesar became best mates with rescue dog Dottie - proving his great capacity to love. Cesar will be much missed and always fondly remembered.

PD Dexter

10th July 2020

Retired Police Dog Dexter

passed away.

Served 2009 to 2015

Dexter began his service

with Essex Police handled by

PC Simon Conquest (retired).

He was was then rehandled by

PC Andy Bailey in Derbyshire Police.

Dexter had an outstanding record as a Police Dog, known as 'The Wolf' and could clear a crowd in seconds.  Dexter retired in Derbyshire to live with his new family DCI David Ball, Gill, Izzy & Ruby. Dexter became a much loved family dog and he will be sorely missed.

PD KING

1st July 2020 aged 13yrs.

Retired Police Dog King

passed away.

Served 2008 to 2014.

General Purpose Dog

Certificate of Merit 2014.

His Handler was Stuart Casserly. King was rehomed to David & Mary. King was indomitable, indefatigable & so strong.

He was also very soft and gentle.  He was my Very Best Pal.

We miss him so much.

PD Bruno

9th June 2020

Retired Police Dog Bruno

passed away.

Served 2007 to 2017.

A Drugs Cash & Weapons Recovery Dog.

Bruno had three Handlers during his 10yrs

of service - Terry, Debs & Amanda.  He

was known as 'Lucky Charm' due to his 

regular finds.  Bruno was rehomed on

retirement to James & family - the children loved Bruno and he formed a very strong bond with them.

Bruno was an ambassador for ERPDF and attended fundraisers and talks - always the star of the show.  He was much loved by all and will always be remembered with a deep smile.

 

PD Steffi

19th December 2019

Retired Police Dog Steffi

passed away.

She served a Brood Dam

from 2012 to 2014.

She had two litters that produced many police dogs.

Steffi was rehomed in her retirement to Mark and family. She quickly settled as the centre of attention and loved her walks, playtime and keeping the cats away ! 

Steffi became a social media star with her many antics - she will always be fondly remembered.

PD Cito

16th October 2019

Retired Police Dog Cito

Passed away.

He served 2009 to 2014.

He won the Essex Police

Dog Trials Searching Trophy twice.

He was a Tactical Firearms Dog.

Cito was rehomed on retirement and he lived with two working dogs Ivy & Mo.

He loved swimming and going for walks with his beloved family Jo & Sophie.

Cito was an excellent PD and became a much loved member of his new family.

PD ORLA

17th September 2019

Retired Police Dog Orla

passed away.

She was a Drugs Search Dog.

Orla was taken very ill while serving, she  was immediately retired to her handler Paul and family.  She spent her last few days being spoilt with love & treats.

Orla was a much loved PD and will always be remembered for her loyal service and love of life.

PD Shadow

17th September 2019

Retired Police Dog Shadow

passed away.

Shadow served 2008 to 2014.

He won Police Dog Trials in 2009.

Shadow lived all his life with his handler and family. He loved the beach.

 "he had been my best friend all through his life, had saved me on many occasions, as well as saving many others. 

We have loved and treasured every

moment with him. Greatly missed, loved and never forgotten". 

Russ, Amanda, Callum, Karis, Lewis & Abbie.

PD Storm

4th September 2019.

Retired Police Dog Storm

passed away.

He served 2008 to 2015.

A formidable search dog - searching

venues such as St Paul's Cathedral &

Houses of Parliament.

Ever present keeping Essex safe. Storm was my colleague, partner in crime

and pet for over 12 years and I will miss

him immensely. Terry.

PD Shifty

26th June 2019

Retired Police Dog Shifty

passed away.

He served from

June 2009 to April 2018.

Shifty had a very successful career,

including service at Stansted Airport

where he was well known in keeping the public safe. 

Shifty was re-homed on his  retirement where he became a much  loved family member.

PD Argon

4th May 2019

Retired Police Dog Argon

passed away.

He served from

September 2010 to

September 2016.

After a very successful career Argon

was rehomed and became a much

loved member of their family.

 

PD DHIVA

21st January 2019

Retired Police Dog

Dhiva passed away.

She served January 2010 to

December 2010.

Dhiva was 10 years old.

She was retired after 

developing epilepsy.

Dhiva was  rehomed and had an amazing life with her new family and she was much loved.  Dhiva will be so sadly missed.

PD TRAVIS

October 2018

Retired Police Dog Travis

passed away.

He served from 2008 to 2012.

Travis was rehomed on retirement and

lived with Leeann & James on the farm

where Travis loved swimming in the lake

and fighting tractor tyres.

Travis was a fantastic Police Dog and a loving member of the family.

PD BOO

On 8th Oct 2018

Retired Police Dog Boo

passed away

Boo joined Essex Police in 2010

having served in HMCR.

He retired in December 2015.

Boo was a pro-active Drugs, Cash &

Weapons Recovery Dog.

Boo had some great finds and was

also a TV star. Boo remained with his

handler Mark and family.

PD JET

On 4th July 2018

Retired Police Dog JET

Passed away.

Served March 2007 to 2011

General Purpose Dog.

Handler PS Trevor Edhouse.

Jet remained with Trevor and family in his

retirement.

A fine police dog who was also a much loved member of the family.

PD BUSTER

On 24th March 2018

Retired Police Dog BUSTER

passed away.

Served Dec 2004 to Sept 2012.

General Purpose Dog.

Handler PC Garry Talbot.

Buster remained with Garry & Claire in retirement.  Buster was a fine ambassador for ERPDF.

PD LOUIS

On 24th February 2018

Retired Police Dog LOUIS

passed away.

Served 2003 to 2009

General Purpose Dog.

Handler PC Belinda Spensley.

Retired to live with Michelle and eventually her baby son who became Louis' best pal.

PD KOBI

On 4th January 2017

Retired Police Dog KOBI

passed away.

Served Mar 2011 to Dec 2015.

General Purpose Dog.

Kobi was first handled by PC Neil Yorke-Wade.  When Neil left the Dog Section Kobi was handled by PC Paul Arthey.  When Kobi retired he was welcomed back home to live with Neil and family.

PD NELSON

On 21st November 2017

Retired Police Dog NELSON

passed away.

Search Dog.

Handler PC Elaine Micheals. 

He was re-homed to Paul, Julie & family who loved him very much.

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PD WILSON

On 18 September 2017.

Retired Police Dog WILSON

passed away.

Handler PC Tony Mayo.

Served Dec 2011 to 8 Sept 2017.

General Purpose/Tactical Firearms/

Tag & Drag Dog.

Wilson remained with Tony & family.

PD KRUGA

On 21 August 2017

Retired Police Dog KRUGA

passed away.

Served from 2011 to 2016.

Handler PC Andy Gaw

Kruga was General Purpose/Tactical

Firearms/ Tag & Drag Dog.

Kruger retired to live back home with his puppy walkers Lynne & Laurie.

PD BLADE

On 20 August 2017

Retired Police Dog BLADE

passed away.

Served 2007 to 2013.

Handler PC Mark Needham.

Blade was a General Purpose/Tactical

Firearms Dog.

Blade retired to live with John.

PD MAC

On 1st August 2017

Retired Police Dog MAC

passed away.

Served Jan 2009 to March 2014.

General Purpose Dog.

Handler PC Mike Baldwin

Mac retired to live with Mike's family Chris

& Ally.

PD XENA

On 27th March 2017.

Retired Police Dog XENA

passed away.

Handler PC Dave Frost.

Xena served as a Brood Dam

from August 2007 to June 2015.

First Litter: Kruga, Wilson, Rio, Studsy,Cesar & Remi in Essex and

with Isla in West Mercia.

Second Litter: Turbo, Tyson Tex & Tia. Xena retired to live with Dave & family.

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PD KATO

On 13th March 2017

Retired Police Dog KATO

passed away.

Drugs, Cash & Firearms Dog.

Served July 2009 to March 2014

Handler PC Andy Blunt.

Retired to live with Karen & Matt.

Kato was a fine ambassador for ERPDF

 

 

PD BARNEY

On 3 February 2017.

Retired Police Dog BARNEY

passed away.

Served April 2004 to Feb 2011.

Search Dog for Drugs, Money, Firearms.

Handler PC Jerry Hill.

Barney retired to live with Janet & Garth.

PD ARCHIE

On 14 October 2016

Retired Police Dog ARCHIE

passed away.

Served May 2005 to Sept 2012.

Drugs & Cash Search Dog.

Handler PC Paul Nicholls.

Archie retired to live with Paul's parents

Fred & Jenny where Archie was much loved.

Archie was a fine ambassador for ERPDF.

PD GUS

On 4th October 2016

Retired Police Dog GUS

passed away.

Served Dec 2003 to Feb 2012.

General Purpose Dog.

Handler PC Steve Hutley

Gus retired to live with Steve & Lucy.

Gus was a fine ambassador for  ERPDF.

PD QUINCY

On 16 September 2016

Retired Police Dog QUINCY

passed away.

Served Jan 2006 to Feb 2012.

General Purpose Dog.

Handler PC Amanda Pollard.

Quincy retired to live with Amanda & family.

Quincy was a fine ambassador for ERPDF.

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PD CASPER

On 30th July 2016

Retired Police Dog CASPER

passed away.

Drugs Search Dog.

Served Sept 2001 to Nov 2007.

Handler PC Terry Collinson.

Casper retired to live with Ali & family.

Even moving to Australia and returning to the UK with them.

A much loved family dog.

PD REG

On 11th May 2016

Retired Police Dog REG

passed away.

Reg served with

Handler PS Dan Elford from

July 2005 to April 2014.

Reg was 10yrs on retirement.

Reg was an Explosives Search Dog. He remained with his Dan and Linzi until his final goodbye.

Reg was a fine ambassador for ERPDF.

PD KAISER

On 9th April 2016

Retired Police Dog KAISER

passed away.

Kaiser served with

Handler PC Andy Kemp from

September 2008 to August 2013

Police Dog Kaiser received a

Chief Constable's Commendation for

unstinting devotion to duty, loyalty

and an outstanding police career. 

Kaiser retired to live with Tim & Emma. 

Kaiser was a fine ambassador for ERPDF.

 

PD CLYDE

On 16th September 2015

Retired Police Dog CLYDE

passed away.

Clyde served with

Handler PC Mick Pickard

Please read about Clyde's

talented & loyal service

on our Stories page. 

                    

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PD BOOTS

On 1st April 2015

Retired Police Dog BOOTS

passed away.

Boots served with

Handler Sgt Neil Phimister.

Boots retired to live with Neil and  

his family.

PD TAZ

On 9th June 2014

Retired Police Dog TAZ

passed away.

Served Sept 2005 to July 2011.

General Purpose Dog.

Handler PC Elaine Michaels.

Taz retired to live with Elaine & family.

RPD Taz was instrumental in our fund raising

and he starred in many of our promotional 

photos. 

'Tazzy' will be greatly missed & always

remembered.

 

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POLICE DOGS FALLEN IN SERVICE

 

 

Police Dog MITCH

4th April 2022

After a very short illness PD Mitch passed away.

Our thoughts are with PC Magin and family.

Mitch was loyal and fearless, he had served faithfully for seven years on the frontline.

Always remembered.

Police Dog MONTY

5th May 2018.

PD Monty was taken ill and died 

suddenly.

Monty was 4 yrs old.

Condolences to his Handler

PC Andy Blunt and his family.

Police Dog GUNNER 

25th January 2014

On Saturday afternoon

PD Gunner collapsed & died  

while playing ball with his handler.  

We send our condolences to PD Gunner's

Handler and his family.

  Police Dog EDDIE

  7th February 2012

  Died as a result of injuries sustained

  during the course of his duties after being

  attacked by other dogs belonging to a

  member of the public.

  Eddie is greatly missed and will never be

  forgotten.

  Served 7th Jan 2009 to 7th Feb 2012

  Police Dog BARON

  25th November 2013 

  On Monday PD Baron had a tragic  

  accident while training and sadly died.  

  Our thoughts are with Baron's Handler  

  and his family.

 

  Police Dog BUDDY 

  11th March 2011

  On Friday PD Buddy tragically

  died in a road accident.  Buddy is

  missed every day by his handler and

  family. 

  Police Dog ARROW

  27th June 1997

  PD Arrow tragically died in a car

  accident whilst responding to a call out.

  Arrow was a great dog who performed

  really well in his short career and is still

  sadly missed by his handler and family

  to this day.

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Police Dog Baron

28th July 2008 - 25th Nov 2013

Beauty without vanity

Strength without insolence

Courage without ferocity

And all the virtues of a man without his vices.

He was my hero, my best friend and my protector. 

Rest in Peace Bazza

                    Police Dog Baron

 28th July 2008 - 25th November 2013

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