Campaign share emotional tributes to Scots police dogs who died in service in bid to raise support for memorial

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The National K9 Memorial remembered 13 fallen police dogs this week

A CAMPAIGN to build a memorial for fallen police dogs have shared emotional tributes to Scottish dogs who died in service.

The National K9 Memorial took to Twitter earlier this week in an attempt to boost support for their campaign.

Police paid tribute to the dogs that had died in service

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Police paid tribute to the dogs that had died in service

The memorial fund spent a whole day on social media sharing stories of the brave animals who worked alongside the Scottish police.

Stories included the likes of brave Explosive Detection Dog, Specialist Drug Dog Millie and pal General Purpose Dog Zip.

Social media users flocked to the posts online, paying their own heartfelt tributes to the brave dogs.

One twitter user said: “Heartbreaking stories but so important to remember. Thank you for your efforts.”

While another said: “Always had tremendous respect for the dogs during my service. Very moving today.”

And one punter added: “My goodness. Reading this made me cry. Beautiful dogs and very obviously beautiful personalities.”

Police Scotland Dogs also took to Twitter to remember some of their “best friends”.

A Police Scotland Dogs spokesperson said: “Today is the day that K9 Memorial UK brings you all the stories about some of our dogs who have died in service. Tissues at the ready but it’s a good chance to remember our best friends.”

The campaign was founded by ex-police dogs handler Paul Nicholls from Essex.

National K9 Memorial have already managed to raise nearly £6,000 for the campaign but still have a way to go before they can erect the statue that will remember police dogs across the UK.

Followers can donate in a number of ways through their crowdfunding page.

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