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 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.





  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


  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.






 17th September 2019

  Retired Police Dog Orla

  passed away.

  She was a Drugs Search

  Dog [more details to follow]


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 Storm

  passed away.

  He 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. 





  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.





  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.





  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.





  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.





  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.





  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.





  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.





  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.





  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.





  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.





  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.

Blade retired to live with John.





  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.




  On 27th March 2017.

  Retired Police Dog XENA

  passed away.

  Handler PC Dave Frost.

  As a brood bitch Xena

Served from August 2007 to June 2015.

First Litter: Kruga, Wilson, Rio, Studsy, Cesar & Remi in Essex with Isla in West Mercia.

Second Litter: Turbo, Tyson Tex and Tia.

Xena retired to live with Dave & family.





  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





  On 3 February 2017.

  Retired Police Dog BARNEY

  passed away.

  Served April 2004 to Feb 2011.

  Search Dog for Drugs, Money,


  Handler PC Jerry Hill.

  Barney retired to live with

  Janet & Garth.





  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.





  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






  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.




  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.





  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.





  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.





  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. 






  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.






  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 &  


  RPD Taz was instrumental in our

 fund raising and starred in many of our promotional photos.  

 'Tazzy'  will be greatly missed & always remembered.






  Police Dog MONTY

  5th May 2018.

  PD Monty was taken ill and died 


  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

  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






  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





  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.







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