Finn (police dog)
|Nation from||United Kingdom|
|Employer||Hertfordshire Constabulary (2011-2012) |
Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Dog Unit  (2012-2017)
|Known for||Being severely knifed on duty|
|Awards||IFAW's Animal Action Awards 2017 - Animal of the Year  |
PDSA Gold Medal 
Finn is a noted British police dog that was severely knife attacked in Stevenage in October 2016. This event led to a campaign for stronger sentencing for attacks on service animals in the United Kingdom.
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- The three constabularies have collaborated their dog units into a single unit, however their officers are each employed by their relevant constabularies. Finn's owner David Wardell is still a Hertfordshire officer.
- "Celebrating inspiring animal lovers at IFAW's 2017 Animal Action Awards! | IFAW - International Fund for Animal Welfare". www.ifaw.org. Retrieved 2018-02-11.
- "Hero dog Finn to receive the PDSA Gold Medal". www.pdsa.org.uk. Retrieved 2018-03-16.
- Elvery, Martin. "Police dog and handler stabbed in Stevenage as they search for robber who is thought to have threatened a taxi driver with a gun". The Comet. Retrieved 2018-02-11.
- "Finn's Law". www.finnslaw.com. Retrieved 2018-03-16.
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