Police Dogs are renown for their bravery and courage when trying to track down violent offenders and suspects. They routinely and without question put themselves in
And details have emerged of an incident that highlights just how selfless and just how brave police dogs truly are.
Police Dog Cairo, based with the City of London Police, was hot on the tail of a burglary suspect.
During the chase, not only did PD Cairo get struck by a vehicle, but the suspect being chased by the brave dog also kicked PD Cairo during the incident.
PD Cairo’s handler said:
“PD Cairo showed great determination & bravery and detained the male, he is fit
The suspect was taken into custody having been arrested for assault on police, criminal damage and burglary.
This incident highlights just how important ‘Finns Law’ is – a Bill that is currently making its way through parliament that will hopefully afford better protection for service animals when they are attacked in the line of duty.
A statement on the FinnsLaw.com website states:
“You may be surprised to learn that under UK law there is no specific offence for causing injury to a police animal whilst carrying out their duties.
“Attacks on police animals are happening daily but very few are pursued through the Courts due to the lack of an appropriate offence.
“We are saying
If it wasn’t for the bravery of police dogs such as PD Cairo, then a significant number of dangerous and violent criminals would escape justice each year.
We owe service animals such as PD Cairo an enormous amount of gratitude for the work they do.
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