There is a monument in Worchester that honors police dogs. The cool thing about this monument is that it is made from decommissioned guns and knives that were taken from criminals. This statue is truly one of a kind and must be seen to be fully appreciated. Let’s take a look at the details of it here.
The purpose of the statue is to recognize the loyalty and service of the West Mercia Police Canines. The statue stands outside of the headquarters in Hindlip. Because of its uniqueness, it has gained a lot of attention.
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This incredible statue was created by the sculptors at the British Ironworks Centre, Oswestry. It was created free of charge. Then it was donated to the police department. Furthermore, it has been ‘an incredible reminder of the hard work, dedication, and bravery of the dogs,’ the police said.
Many Of The Weapons Were Leftover From The Creations Of The Knife Angel Statue.
Many of the knives and guns were ones that were left over from a much larger statue called Knife Angel. The Knife Angel Statue is 26-feet high. Most importantly, it was created as a tribute to knife crime victims. Included in the statue are dog ID tags, dog bowls, and whistles. Because it is so large and unique, the Knife Angel gets a lot of attention.
A national police dog Memorial took place in Essex in April. However, this statue made of knives and decommissioned guns is especially unique. “It will be the first one that’s ever been created using weapons and blades, ” the chairman at the center, Clive Knowles said.
At the unveiling of the monument in Worchester were police dogs with their humans. Bacca, a retired police dog and his former handler, Mike Davey were also at the unveiling. Bacca received a top bravery award. The brave dog defended Mr. Davey from a criminal who was armed and carrying a knife. Therefore, Bacca received stab wounds during the altercation.
In conclusion, this statue will serve to draw attention to all police dogs who have served. Furthermore, they deserve our respect and gratitude. Let’s never forget them.
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