- Former police dog Buster has died aged 15.
- He served Northumbria Police from eight weeks old until retirement.
- During his career major achievements were finding two murder suspects and a missing girl.
German Shepherd Buster was taken on by Northumbria Police in 2004 at just eight-weeks-old.
He was the only one out of the litter of eight to pass his training.
During his career he was responsible for tracking down criminals, finding vulnerable missing people and sniffing out vital evidence for investigations.
On his very first night shift he chased down a burglar!
PD Buster retired in 2010 and from then on lived with his handler and his family.
He was the last survivor of his litter.
All working police dogs live outside in a kennel, but when Buster retired he was able to come inside and take part in family life - alongside his handler's other former police dogs.