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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Coppers Channel 4 programme

Anyone watching the Channel 4 programme Coppers, Monday 20 February 2012, Nottinghamshire Police Dog Section will have seen Steve Abbott relate to the fact that his worst injury was being bitten on the testicles. This was around 20 years ago. My Police Dog Laser, for no apparent reason went up to Steve, bit him and then turned and came back to me. We were not in a training situation and he had done nothing to provoke it. It did take him to his knees and he was bruised for months.
An accident, a moment of lack of control, I was to blame. Dogs are dogs no matter what and the unexpected can always happen. Steve did eventually forgive me but I don't know about Laser.

I do worry about these 'fly on the wall' programmes!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Nottinghamshire Police Dog Section 1960's

L to R being Jack Smithurst Pc 189 (later Sgt.); Pc 45 Joe Lloyd; Pc 354 Dennis Harrison; Pc 323 Jim (Jock) Cuthbertson.
Many thanks to to Dennis and his daughter Sue for this photograph

Wednesday, February 08, 2012


I will soon be retiring from my second career, with time to relax.
16 years since leaving the Dog Section I still have vivid memories of the 'good times' and hope this blog will continue to attract new photographic entries for its history to continue.