Watch: 'I miss him every day' - hero police dog Gazza remembered by handler at new memorial


Police dogs killed while on duty have been remembered in a special new memorial in Wellington.

Twenty-four plaques cover the Wall of Remembrance at the Police Dog Training Centre in Trentham, honouring every dog killed since 1972.

Their names, the day they died and their handlers names are included.

Gazza, shot dead during a siege last year, is one of the 24 police dogs on the Wall of Remembrance in Trentham, Wellington.
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The last police dog killed was four-year- old German Shepherd Gazza, who was shot dead during a siege at a property in Porirua last year.

His handler, Constable Josh Robertson unveiled Gazza's plaque, which is placed next to a photo of his new partner dog, Iko.

"He was an outstanding street dog," he said about Gazza.

"I would turn up at any job and if the offender was there to be caught, I'd be catching them."

Seven Sharp's Rebecca Edwards went to meet a new litter of police pups.
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Mr Robertson said the loss of Gazza was not "something you get over easily" and that "it's always a bit of an open wound".

Nine other handlers of dogs featuring on the wall were also at the ceremony this morning. 

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