Hundreds of tributes have been made to a much-loved serving police horse that passed away last week.
Police Horse ‘Elvis’ had been battling with a long-term bowel condition that had deteriorated suddenly.
A spokesperson for the Merseyside Police Mounted Section tweeted to say:
‘With a heavy heart, we are sorry to tell you all that yesterday we said goodbye to Elvis.
‘Elvis had a long term bowel condition that had deteriorated and unfortunately peacefully passed away.
‘Elvis had a wicked sense of humour and we all miss him terribly already’.
As a tribute to PH ‘Elvis’, officers who worked with him posted various tribute videos which highlighted just some of his many talents.
In one of the videos, PH ‘Elvis’ can be seen repeatedly opening a door using his nose.
One of the tributes read:
‘We thought we would share all our favourite videos & pictures of Elvis throughout the day.
‘As we said earlier, he had a brilliant sense of humour, always up to mischief & making us laugh.
‘We will miss me and his expressive face watching everyone on the yard’.
Another video shows ‘Elvis’ opening an electric gate by pressing a green ‘press to exit’ button.
In 2012, PH ‘Elvis’ also represented the section during the London Olympics.
Followers sent in hundreds of messages of support for the section, which had an impact on the men and women who worked with ‘Elvis’.
Thanking members of the public for their support, one member of the team tweeted to say:
‘Thank you to all our followers for sending such lovely messages regarding our gorgeous Elvis.
‘They have made us all smile and also shed a few tears. He was a special horse and will be missed.’
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