DATE OF PDSA GOLD MEDAL ACTION: 02/2001 London.
Monty - a Metropolitan police dog - was rewarded with a PDSA Gold Medal for Animal Gallantry and Devotion to Duty in recognition of his gallantry following an armed siege in London.
Monty was instrumental in overpowering a man who had been wielding a knife and threatening his handler PC Stuart Judd. Monty was stabbed several times by his attacker but continued to do his duty.
Monty required emergency surgery after the event in February 2001 but just weeks later was ready to resume active duty.
PDSA GOLD MEDAL CITATION:
For displaying outstanding gallantry, despite serious injuries, while carrying out official duties in the face of violent opposition.
BURIAL LOCATION: UNKNOWN.
LOCATION OF MEDAL: UNKNOWN.
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