Finn Gets Top Award

Posted by Lord Davidd of Birko OBE DASc on
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You may remember Finn the Police Dog who we have featured previously on Jammy Toast after he was seriously injured defending his handler from a knife wielding burglar. Finn was nearly knifed to death saving his partner and is now to receive the animal George Cross – a PDSA Gold Medal. German shepherd Finn and PC Dave Wardell had cornered a robbery suspect when Finn was knifed twice with a 10in blade. PC Wardell said: “In a split second I saw the man lunge at Finn. As he pulled away I saw a 10in blade, covered in Finn’s blood. The man then lunged at me but Finn, despite being seriously hurt, grabbed hold of the suspect and stopped him landing a fatal blow. My hand was cut and Finn’s head sliced open. His grip remained, pulling at the suspect’s leg to stop him from escaping over a fence.”

Finn has since made an amazing recovery from the attack in October 2016 so much so, he was back on duty 11 weeks later. He gets his medal tomorrow at a PDSA event at Cheltenham Racecourse, the first such public award.

PC Wardell said his partner saved his life in the attack in Stevenage, Herts. He added: “I am bursting with pride. Finn’s a true gem and embodies everything special about police dogs.”

His canine partner has now retired but inspired a Finn’s Law campaign to make it an offence to attack service dogs and horses. At present thugs face just a criminal damage charge if they attack a service animal. David Lloyd, Hertfordshire Police Commissioner, said: “Attacking a police animal should not be treated the same as damaging a police car.”

Everyone here at Jammy Toast would like to wish Finn a long and happy retirement.

He deserves it!

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Lord Davidd of Birko OBE DASc

A sad and lonely old man who used to have a life but it has now been taken over by his dedication to the cause of saving Renault Bears, running Jammy Toast and searching eBay, car boot sales, charity shops, lofts and even under beds for his beloved bears. He has even now taken in Flat Eric to save him from homelessness – his life is no longer his own!

36 Comments on “Finn Gets Top Award”

  1. It amazes me why any criminal would take on a police dog… do they think they are going to win? Have a long and happy stay in prison you filthy animal!

    …and the brave animal can have a long and happy retirement!

  2. I’m just having a look through my wardrobe to see if I have anything green I can wear tonight. I hope Mrs Bird doesn’t check on me though, as it’s quite untidy at the moment.

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