DATE OF PDSA GOLD MEDAL ACTION: 07/07/2005 London.
Metropolitan Police dog Jake, whose formal name is Hubble Keck, searched the wreckage of the suicide bombed double decker bus at Tavistock Square, London in aftermath of the 7/7 bombings.
His handler Pc Bob Crawford said: "The initial concern was for the injured passengers still on the bus... we suspected there was a secondary device in a box on the luggage rack." Earlier praising their contribution Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Tarique Ghaffur, said: "I would like to pay tribute to all those who were involved in the rescue effort that day who behaved calmly and courageously, including the handlers and their dogs."
Freddie Bircher, chairman of PDSA, said: "They worked fearlessly and in perfect unison searching for possible secondary devices. These police explosive search dogs have been the unsung heroes of that tragic day and now it's their turn for the spotlight."
PDSA GOLD MEDAL CITATION:
For gallantry in the service of humanity, immediately following the terrorist attacks on London on 7 July 2005.
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LOCATION OF MEDAL: UNKNOWN.
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