For many years we have enjoyed demonstrations to our classes of the police dogs at work. It was a very say day when Gage was killed on duty protecting his handler. really pleased to see this recognition for it
A Christchurch police dog shot dead while on duty has been awarded an international honour dubbed the ''animals' George Cross''.
The PDSA Gold Medal, established in 2001, honours outstanding animal bravery or exceptional devotion to duty outside of military conflict.
German shepherd Gage was killed during a drug raid in Christchurch in 2010.
His handler, Senior Constable Bruce Lamb, was emotional today during the ceremony commemorating his fallen canine partner.
He thanked the PDSA for honouring Gage, but saved his final thanks for the dog. ''Without him I simply wouldn't be here."