CUMBRIA Police Dog Section have paid tribute to brave Spaniel Frank who retires from active service

RPD Frank was bred into the Cumbria Police Dog Section, the son of father RPD Alfie and his mum is RPD Millie.

During his time in the section Frank has been a part of some huge occasions in the country, even making sure that the US President Donald Trump was safe on his visit to the UK as part of his work in the Weapons recovery team.

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Frank was a Drugs/Cash/Detection dog and absolutely loved his job.

A spokesman for the Cumbria Police Dog Section said: "He was part of the Weapons Recovery Dog Team for the visit of then President Trump to London in Dec 2020.

"Frank and his handler were stationed at the American Ambassadors London residence where Trump was staying."

Frank is one of nine siblings, with most of his brothers and sisters still working for Cumbria Police as either Drugs/Cash/Weapons Recovery or Explosive detection dogs.

But it hasn't all been smooth sailing for the plucky pup.

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Frank had to retire early, aged 8, on medical grounds due to being bitten by a snake in August 2021 which caused a catastrophic injury to his leg and it was not clear at the time whether he would even survive.

After a long recovery and the dedicated staff at vet practice Frame Swift and Partners he pulled through and has made a full recovery.

Cumbria Police Dog Section have this week paid tribute to the work of their brave colleague as he continues to enjoy a happy retirement with his handler.

A spokesman said: "Frank has remained with his handler now that he has retired and is fully enjoying his retirement. Happy retirement RPD Frank!"