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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Derbyshire Police Dog Section

More from Don Batterham

The first photo is Sergeant Jack Watson with PD Prince – Jack was asked to form the section  by the then Chief Constable William Pitts whilst he was serving as a Section offier at Glapwell     Sergeant  Watson had served on aDog Section in the military police out in the middle east in the 1950s  

David Hollands with Sergeant Jack Watson and Prince on of the original three Police Dogs.
Photo taken at HQ Matlock  l963

Left to right   Pc Skip Horsley -  Pc Derek Heal  -Pc Rodger Labram -Pc Les Newton-Sergt Woolley  centre of photo  Pc Trevor Young -bottom right Pc Don Batterham -  Photo taken by unknown person on a search at Glossop for a 5yrs old boy who was found drowned two days later.

 Constable Keith Scott with PD Alex     Sergeant Watson   and Constable John Glossop station at Chesterfield with PD  Rinty

Pc Scott and Alex 1964

PD's Rock and Alex

At  the Derby Borough PD competition----  Prince won award for the highest scale with a scramble of just over thirteen feet - handler D. Hollands'

Monday, August 13, 2012

Stafford Initial Police Dog Training Course 1971

Standing back row left to right – number two is Ex Notts Sergeant Beeney MOLLER one of the instructors,     In the centre is Inspr. Jack Howells.        The seventh man is another course instructor Constable Derek Smith (Staffs)     Front row  left to right first man in is Peter Hallam with Police Dog Blue.  
Once more, thanks to Don and Peter Hallam for this photo.

Thursday, August 02, 2012

The Ged Walker Memorial Dog Show

A DOG show in memory of a Notts Police dog handler has been postponed.
The Ged Walker Memorial Dog Show was to be staged for the ninth time at West Park, Long Eaton.
  1. Memorial show postponed:    PC Ged Walker and dog Kai
    Memorial show postponed: PC Ged Walker and dog Kai
But organiser Janet Wesley said an inspection of the field with Erewash Borough Council has deemed the ground too wet to use safely.
The show is now booked for Sunday, September 9.
PC Walker died in 2003 as a result of injuries he suffered while on duty.
The officer, who worked for Notts Police's dog section, was attempting to stop a thief in a stolen taxi and was dragged along the road.
He died in hospital two days later.
Andrew Parfitt, of Wareham Close, Aspley, was found guilty of manslaughter at Birmingham Crown Court the following year and was jailed for 12 years.
The show will raise money for PC Walker's family, as well as for the families of two Royal Army Veterinary Corps soldiers killed in Afghanistan.
Proceeds will also be donated to Help for Heroes. To enter the show call Janet Wesley on 0115 8462031 for more details.
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