Dogs deployed in the 2017 London Bridge terror attacks have received PDSA Order of Merit medals.
Unsung heroes of the 2017 London Bridge terror attacks have been honoured almost two years on from the atrocities.
The PDSA has honoured dogs from the Met and British Transport Police which were involved in checking the fake suicide vests of the three London Bridge attackers after they were shot dead by police.
Along with their handlers they were involved in checking dozens of buildings for explosives as officers worked to ensure the scenes were safe.
Now they have been rewarded with the PDSA's Order of Merit recognising their work.
Four dogs were also used to search for potential devices among the chaos on the bridge.
In total, 19 dogs were used in the aftermath of the two terror attacks and seven dogs were chosen by ballot to receive the PDSA awards.
A PDSA spokeswoman said: “Throughout the incident the teams worked with the knowledge that potential further danger remained all around them, but put the safety of the public ahead of their own as they tirelessly continued their work."
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Good boys! Hero police dogs given 'canine OBEs' for bravery in 2017 terror attacks
Note that the PDSA Order of Merit is not the same as the PDSA' Dickin Medal, which has only been awarded by the People's Dispensary for Sick Animals 71 times since 1943. The PDSA Order of Merit was created in 2014 to recognize "animals that display outstanding devotion to their owner or wider society, above and beyond normal companionship".
To date it has been awarded to 10 police horses and 10 dogs.
For more information, see:
PDSA Order of Merit
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