Baz

Pet type: Dog

Breed: German Shepherd Dog (Alsatian)

Born: May 2004

Died: 17 Mar 2011

Owner: Northumbria Police


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Baz, a German Shepherd dog who worked for Northumbria police, died after falling from the roof of a building in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, as he searched for suspected burglars.

The six-year-old Alsatian had been due to retire from general work - and his last full day on operations was scheduled to be the day after his fatal accident on March 17, 2011.

From the time when Baz was a ten-week-old puppy his handler had been Pc Gary Saunders.

He said: "The sudden and tragic death of my police dog Baz has been a devastating experience for me, my family and many close friends.

"It has been one of the worst things I've encountered in 26 years of policing.

"Baz was a fearless and faithful partner who has, with me, encountered numerous highly dangerous situations but has died doing what most police dog and handler teams consider to be routine operational work."

Baz was born in May 2004 and became an operational police dog in June 2005 and a firearms support dog in June 2007.

Pet type: Dog

Breed: German Shepherd Dog (Alsatian)

Born: May 2004

Died: 17 Mar 2011

Owner: Northumbria Police


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Pet type: Dog

Breed: German Shepherd Dog (Alsatian)

Born: May 2004

Died: 17 Mar 2011

Owner: Northumbria Police


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Pet type: Dog

Breed: German Shepherd Dog (Alsatian)

Born: May 2004

Died: 17 Mar 2011

Owner: Northumbria Police


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