West Yorkshire Police dog Bruce dies suddenly as officers share heartbreaking tributes

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Tributes have flooded in for a West Yorkshire Police dog after it suddenly passed away at the age of five.

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PD Bruce died yesterday (Sunday, September 9) after a short time with his handler PC Moore following the retirement of his previous handler.

West Yorkshire Police Dogs said on Twitter: "It’s with a heavy heart we tell you of a tragic loss.

"Yesterday PD Bruce passed away very suddenly aged 5.

"Bruce had only been with PC Moore for a short time after his previous handler had retired but he was a cracking dog & great team & family member.

PD Bruce. PIC: WYPDogs

PD Bruce. PIC: WYPDogs

"He will be missed by all."

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Tributes flooded in on the post from officers and members of the public alike, thanking Bruce for his service and passing on condolences to his handler PC Moore.

@PDCairoK9 said: "Very Sad News...my thoughts with his handler..one yorkshire"

@SYPOperations said: "Our thoughts are very much with PC Moore & The team and Griz..Bruce also worked with us and had some fantastic results..Sad Day"

@Amydeemo added: "Such sad news to read. Run free over that bridge PD Bruce. Thoughts and love to both handlers & families"