Dog suite opened in honour of fallen West Yorkshire Police Officer

Plaque at the Goodlad Suite

A Police Officer who died in 2011 has been honoured by the Dogs Section at West Yorkshire Police. PC Mark Goodlad, a Road Policing Officer, was waiting to start work as a Dog Handler. Sadly he was killed in a road traffic collision in October 2011 after he stopped to help a member of the public.

He has now been honoured with the opening of the Goodlad Suite at the Dogs Section. The suite will be used for kennelling the brood bitches who deliver the puppies born into the Force's breeding programme.

Superintendent Pat Casserly said: "We don't need a plaque to remember Mark - his memory is still very strong here. It was such an easy decision to name the new suite in his honour. We hope it reflects his commitment to his role as Roads Policing Officer and his aspiration to become a Dog Handler."

Money for the plaque and redeveloping the suite came from donations from Mark's friends and colleagues. The first dog to use the suite will be Milly who is expecting puppies any day.

Mark Goodlad's son Ben and Sergeant Rick Green