Police dog dies after A90 crash

Sam the police dog
Sam the police dog

A police dog has sadly died following the serious road crash on the A90 near Longhaven last Tuesday.

Sam, a nine-year-old black Labrador, was put down on Friday, March 3 following complications after surgery.

Superintendent Steven Irvine, of the Specialist Operations Unit, said: "As a force we care a great deal about our dogs and although it was an extremely difficult decision to make, it was agreed with very heavy hearts this was the best course of action for Sam.

"Sam was a much-loved and valued member of the Police Scotland family - as is the case with all our dogs - and he will be sorely missed.

"We are extremely proud of the fantastic crime-fighter Sam became and will always be grateful to him for the loyalty he showed his handler and the force."