News Terror Attack Police Dogs Earn Medals



Terror attack police dogs earn medals
5th June 2019

By Robert Ellis

Nineteen police dogs that supported emergency services during the 2017 London terror attacks have received the PDSA Order of Merit – the animal equivalent of the OBE – for their actions.

Seven dogs were chosen to represent all the Metropolitan Police and British Transport Police animals that served during the attacks.

The dogs and handlers gathered at the Honourable Artillery Company in London, where Met dogs Kai, Delta and Dave joined BTP dogs Bruno, Marci, Jax and Bobby to receive their medals.

BTP Inspector Paul Miles said: “I am immensely proud of our dogs and their handlers, and absolutely thrilled to see their bravery and resilience recognised through this very special award. It is impossible to overstate the courage and dedication shown by our dog teams, and all of their colleagues who responded to the tragic events of 2017. They worked through physically and emotionally challenging conditions without second thought, willingly walking into danger and putting the public’s safety before their own.”

The Met and BTP Dogs take the total number of PDSA Order of Merit recipients to 28 (18 dogs and 10 horses).