Barbara Nile, aged 79, from Manby was recovering from a nasty accident and feeling low. It was an honour and a privilege for our officers, Sgt Tom Richardson and PC Martyn Cragg, along with their working dogs Percy and Frankie, to pay her a visit.
A few weeks ago Barbara fell headfirst down the full flight of stairs at home and suffered a lot of injuries including a broken wrist, toe and finger; a shattered eye socket and a gash to her head. She was extremely shaken and has a long road to recovery ahead.
Supt Kieran English and Insp Jason Baxter heard that in the 1980s, Barbara used to work for the Military Police in Germany and spent a lot of time around the police dogs. Like many of us, Barbara has a real soft spot and an immense admiration for police dogs.
Daughter Tracy explained what the visit meant to her and her mum, "She was extremely surprised when they turned up and it put a huge smile on her face. Sgt Richardson and PC Cragg were so friendly and explained how the dogs work and even put on a couple of demonstrations for her in the garden.
"It brought back many happy memories of her time in Germany and she couldn’t stop talking about the visit once they had left. We could have easily lost my Mum a few weeks ago and this has made her so happy."
10 Sep 20 10:45 AM