South Yorkshire police dog who once leapt from 12-foot wall to catch drug dealer dies

A brave police dog which once risked its life leaping from a 12-foot wall to catch a drug dealer has died.

Monday, 15th June 2020, 9:17 am
Updated Wednesday, 17th June 2020, 2:54 pm

Police Dog Nasa served with South Yorkshire Police between 2007 and 2013 alongside handler PC Paul Brackpool, who has also since retired.

Tributes have been paid following his death on Friday, June 12.

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Police Dog Nasa, who served with South Yorkshire Police

The charity K9 Memorial UK, set up to recognise the contribution of police dogs in this country, described him as a ‘fabulous tracking dog’ who earned his moniker because he ‘liked his space’.

His finest hour, it said, was when he boldly leapt from a 12-foot wall in pursuit of a drug dealer and didn’t give up despite smashing his face so badly he would later require treatment.

PC Brackpool praised Nasa as ‘my colleague, my guardian and above all my friend’, while South Yorkshire Police’s operational support unit said ‘RIP big fella’.