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Roll of Honour
Hovis 2001 - 2015
Hovis stayed within the same family unit for his long, happy 13 years of life. He was 'puppy walked' by Sarah, the sister of Tim who is pictured here with Hovis when he qualified to be a Police Dog. Hovis was a very successful 'thief taker', working mainly in SW Hants. Once he retired, Sarah took him back again! A very much loved dog who enjoyed life to the full, within a great family unit.
"Charlie" Chapman 2001 - 2015
Charlie worked with me as a pro-active drugs dog in Hants Police Dog Section from around 2003, up to his and my retirement in 2011. He was obtained from Winchester Dog Warden, having been a ‘repeat escaper’ from his home. He nearly died half-way through his career following a brain disorder but recovered and completed a great career in the service. He latterly became deaf and suffered with dementia, but was PTS in April 2015 when he started becoming worse with a believed brain tumour. A great dog and good family friend. Tim Chapman (retired)
PD Fionn 2009 - 2015
This is PD Fionn, Birgitt (Fionn's puppy socialiser) and me at a commendation ceremony (2013) after Fionn found a handgun. In fact, Fionn found no less than 4 firearms in his short 5 year police dog career, including the handgun used in a double fatal shooting in Milton Keynes in 2011. This handgun was linked by the rare ammunition size and ballistic markings. This led the investigating officers to the offenders from DNA samples found inside the magazine housing, resulting in convictions and long prison sentences for the perpetrators. Fionn was a superb Police Dog, an intuitive, productive and very protective companion. We were so fortunate to have been connected to Birgit and all her family through the puppy socialising scheme, they were tremendous supporters and did a fantastic job. Fionn died very suddenly from torsion of the small intestine at the beginning of May, and will be sadly missed! RIP PD Fionn 2009 - 2015. Too soon.
PC Sean Cook.
PD Zouka 2004 - 2015
Drugs/Firearms/Cash Search Dog
Zouka joined Hampshire Constabulary in September 2004 and served with his handler PC Ali Love until retiring in July 2011. Zouka continued living with Ali and his wife Linda through his retirement until September 2015.
Zouka carried out many searches throughout his service and made numerous finds of drugs, firearms and ammunition, some of these finds being substantial and which assisted in the arrest and conviction of suspects.
He was also one of the first dogs on the Hampshire Constabulary Dog Section to be trained to search for and detect quantities of cash currency of both sterling and Euros. This skill then enabled the team to assist with searches and operations alongside Special Branch and Customs Officers at ferry ports and airports in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.Zouka also visited many schools and other groups throughout his career, he was a friendly and approachable dog, and Ali took no greater enjoyment from these visits, if even a single young
person who may have had a fear of dogs would come to meet Zouka and with some gentle persuasion would be able to greet him and play with him. Perhaps it went a little way to reducing any fears of dogs they had.
Retirement came and Zouka settled rather well into it, he still enjoyed living next door to his best mate PD Jemma, who had retired alongside him and they had many more happy days together. When she passed away, Ali and Linda then moved Zouka indoors, where he lived “the life of Reilly”
Due to the advancing years Zouka simply was becoming “old and worn out” so Ali and Linda made the heart wrenching decision to have him put to sleep on 22nd September 2015 under the care of the wonderful staff at Stable Close Vets we set him free over The Rainbow Bridge.
Faithfully and unconditionally he served……. RIP big lad………see you further on up the road.
Ali and Linda xx