Posted: Fri 14th Jun 2024

Cheshire and North Wales police dog pay tribute to legendary ‘thief catcher’ RPD Fiona

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Cheshire and North Wales Police Dog Alliance have announced the sudden and peaceful passing of Retired Police Dog (RPD) Fiona.

A highly respected and beloved former member of their team, RPD Fiona fell seriously ill at home yesterday – surrounded by her loving family in her final moments.

RPD Fiona’s career with the Alliance, spanning from 2014 to 2021, was marked by numerous accolades and commendations.

Renowned for her exceptional tracking abilities, Fiona was one of the best ‘thief catchers’ in the region.

In a statement Cheshire and North Wales Police Dogs said: “It’s with a heavy heart we announce the sudden, peaceful passing of RPD Fiona, who fell seriously ill yesterday at home with her loving family.

“Fiona was an amazing dog who received recognition more than once during her career with the Alliance between 2014 – 2021, being one of the best ‘thief catchers’ utilising her phenomenal tracking abilities.

“She will be missed dearly and thoughts are with her family during this sad time.

“Run free over the rainbow bridge Fi, your duty is done.”



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