West Yorkshire Police canine cop duo say farewell

Dog handler PC John Leak with Kes.
Dog handler PC John Leak with Kes.
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sniffing out wrongdoings and collaring criminals is all in a day’s work for Kes and Fern.

The crime fighting dog duo have been part of West Yorkshire Police since they were both just one-year-old. Now, after more than seven years of service each, the four-legged friends have begun their retirement. They will remain with their handler PC John Leak, who will care for them at his Wakefield home. And as they officially left their roles on Tuesday, they were awarded with police long-service medals, under a new National K9 Memorial Charity scheme.