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Police Dog Monument Is Made Entirely Out Of Seized Knives And Blades

A new monument has been inaugurated in Worchester to honor police dogs. They used disused knives and firearms that were seized from the criminals to create the entire sculpture.

The statue was created to recognize the “loyalty and service” of the West Mercia Police dogs. It is located outside its headquarters in Hindlip.

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"Officially Unveiled!" . . One of the Ironworks latest creations to be unveiled is the ‘Police Dog’, made in honour of the service given and bravery shown by K-9’s across the UK. Hundreds of police dogs risk their lives, and are involved in violent and extreme circumstances every year, whilst assisting and protecting officers carrying out their roles. Made up of hundreds of decommissioned firearms, and knives taken from the streets of the UK, West Mercia Police felt the need to recognise the self sacrificing loyalty and bravery shown by these animals and truly honour them with a piece of art which would act as a permanent reminder to all. We are very excited to be able to show you, after months of planning and creating – what we have been working on with West Mercia Police and Sculptor, Luke Kite. This piece will now be on display outside West Mercia Police HQ in Worcester. We hope you love him as much as we do! #policedog #sculpture #westmerciapolice #knifeamnesty #savealife #knifeangel #lukekite #bravery #wedontdeservedogs #police #metalart #artoftheday #unilad #bbc #itv #channel5 #metalsculpture #worcester #shropshire #oswestry #britishironworkcentre #artwork #familydayout #unique #unveiling #germanshepherd #dog #canine

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The sculptors of the British Ironworks Centre, Oswestry, created the sculpture for free and donated it to the police. The police said it was “an incredible reminder of the hard work, dedication, and bravery of the dogs.”

The sculpture includes blades and weapons that remained after the creation of Knife Angel. This 26-foot-tall statue is a tribute to the victims of knife crimes. The statue also includes dog identification plates, dog bowls, and whistles.

In April, a national memorial for police dogs was unveiled in Essex. The Worchester statue, however, is unique, according to the British Ironwork Centre.

“It will be the first to be created using weapons and blades,” said Clive Knowles, president of the center.

 

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"Officially Unveiled!" . . One of the Ironworks latest creations to be unveiled is the ‘Police Dog’, made in honour of the service given and bravery shown by K-9’s across the UK. Hundreds of police dogs risk their lives, and are involved in violent and extreme circumstances every year, whilst assisting and protecting officers carrying out their roles. Made up of hundreds of decommissioned firearms, and knives taken from the streets of the UK, West Mercia Police felt the need to recognise the self sacrificing loyalty and bravery shown by these animals and truly honour them with a piece of art which would act as a permanent reminder to all. We are very excited to be able to show you, after months of planning and creating – what we have been working on with West Mercia Police and Sculptor, Luke Kite. This piece will now be on display outside West Mercia Police HQ in Worcester. We hope you love him as much as we do! #policedog #sculpture #westmerciapolice #knifeamnesty #savealife #knifeangel #lukekite #bravery #wedontdeservedogs #police #metalart #artoftheday #unilad #bbc #itv #channel5 #metalsculpture #worcester #shropshire #oswestry #britishironworkcentre #artwork #familydayout #unique #unveiling #germanshepherd #dog #canine

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Many police dogs and their human handlers, including Bacca, a retired police dog, and his former handler, Mike Davey were at the unveiling.

A top bravery award was given to Bacca in July after he defended Mr. Davey from an armed assailant carrying a knife. Bacca suffered stab wounds during the altercation.

 

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