When we think about the men and women policing our streets and keeping us safe, we often overlook the incredible service given by brave police dogs.
In fact, it wasn’t until last year that police dogs and horses were granted protection by law, with a new bill making it a specific offence to attack police animals.
It’s crazy to think that it’s taken so long for these brave animals to get official legal protection, and the work they do to keep our communities safe should be applauded.
So keeping in that spirit, when we heard that Greater Manchester Police dog Bomber was retiring, we thought we’d put together this article to get him the attention a good boy of his pedigree deserves.
On Monday night he completed his final shift with the Tactical Vehicle Intercept Unit, ending an illustrious career over which he has played a key role in catching numerous criminals, say the GMP.
Over the years Bomber has served on many different teams within the police force, and will spend his retirement living with his former handler, PC Oram.
From everyone at The Manc we’d like to thank Bomber for his service, and wish him a happy and relaxing retirement!