A crime fighting canine who featured in a 2007 Ripley and Heanor News feature on police dog training has died.
The News serialised the story of German Shepherd Ice as he trained in the ranks of Derbyshire Constabulary’s dog unit.
He was paired with handler PC Dean Allen and worked mainly in the centre and south of the county until his death last week.
PC Allen said Ice will be greatly missed by all at the dog section.
The pooch, who died following a short illness, was given the police commendation for bravery in 2010 alongside PC Allen, for disarming a dangerous man who was carrying four large kitchen knives on a weekend evening in Long Eaton.