The force said the man detained at the scene was taken to hospital after it is believed he suffered a medical emergency.I always assumed that a 'medical emergency' was a heart attack, stroke, premature labour. Something of that ilk.
Never in a million years would I have dreamed it would one day mean 'nutcase on the loose with a knife'.
The dog only joined Staffordshire Police in early April, after passing the 13-week training course with handler PC Karl Mander.
Chief Inspector Donna Harvey, from Staffordshire Police, said: 'Police dogs are our family, not property, and our thoughts are with the dog and his handler at this time.'The dog showed a lot more courage and dedication to duty than the rest of the 'family'. At least it got stuck in!
New legislation also known as 'Finn's Law' came into force last month, which gives greater protection to all service animals.
The legislation introduced tougher penalties for those convicting of harming police dogs and horses.Nutters, however, will get away with it...