Police dog dies suddenly on duty

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Police dog dies suddenly on duty Police dog dies suddenly on duty

A POLICE dog died suddenly yesterday during routine exercises.

Gunner, a five-year-old German Shepherd, was starting his evening shift at Stanway on Saturday January 25.

He was carrying out basic fetch and return exercises and was carrying a ball back to his handler when he collapsed.

He was immediately taken to a veterinarian in Colchester for treatment but was subsequently confirmed to have died.

Chief Inspector Tom Simons, of Essex Police, said: "This is a very sad occasion.

“The bond between our handlers and their dogs is very strong and the officer involved is very upset at the loss. While they are working dogs, these animals also become a close and important member of each police officer's family.

"All the initial indications are that Gunner died of natural causes but a review into the circumstances of his death will be carried out."

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2:52pm Sun 26 Jan 14

LeQueen says...

Poor Gunner. Rest in peace.
Poor Gunner. Rest in peace. LeQueen

4:19pm Sun 26 Jan 14

A Very Private Gentleman says...

LeQueen wrote:
Poor Gunner. Rest in peace.
Poor Gunner. Rest in peace.

Some from me gunner:

Sad though two dogs dead in a year during training incidents.Essex Police Dog Dies During Training Exercise, Probe Launched
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26 Nov 2013 - A police dog has died after plunging from a building roof during a training exercise. A review has been launched after Baron, a five-year-old ...

Plus the sandon dog scandal at the unit 1998.

You may be in need of the professional advice of Tony Cronin & Stu McCardle best dog handler instructors in the world.
[quote][p][bold]LeQueen[/bold] wrote: Poor Gunner. Rest in peace.[/p][/quote]Poor Gunner. Rest in peace. Some from me gunner: Sad though two dogs dead in a year during training incidents.Essex Police Dog Dies During Training Exercise, Probe Launched www.huffingtonpost.c o.uk/2013/.../essex- police-dog-dies_n_43 42785.ht...‎ 26 Nov 2013 - A police dog has died after plunging from a building roof during a training exercise. A review has been launched after Baron, a five-year-old ... Plus the sandon dog scandal at the unit 1998. You may be in need of the professional advice of Tony Cronin & Stu McCardle best dog handler instructors in the world. A Very Private Gentleman

6:45pm Sun 26 Jan 14

calamity says...

Sad day
Sad day calamity

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