Police puppies named by son of officer killed in line of duty

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 - he had passed the assessment and was waiting to join the department at the time of his death. Sadly he was killed in a road traffic collision in October 2011 after he stopped to help a member of the public at the road side.''He has now been honoured with the opening of the Goodlad Suite at the Dogs Section and a plaque marks the entrance. The suite will be used for kennelling the brood bitches who deliver the puppies born into the Force's breeding programme..'Top Picture (l-r) Superintendent Pat Casserly, Ben Goodlad, Helen Goodlad, Sergeant Rick Green and Inspector Lorna Meredith with two Police Dogs at the entrance to 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 - he had passed the assessment and was waiting to join the department at the time of his death. Sadly he was killed in a road traffic collision in October 2011 after he stopped to help a member of the public at the road side.''He has now been honoured with the opening of the Goodlad Suite at the Dogs Section and a plaque marks the entrance. The suite will be used for kennelling the brood bitches who deliver the puppies born into the Force's breeding programme..'Top Picture (l-r) Superintendent Pat Casserly, Ben Goodlad, Helen Goodlad, Sergeant Rick Green and Inspector Lorna Meredith with two Police Dogs at the entrance to the Goodlad Suite.
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A litter of police puppies will be named by the son of an officer who was killed in the line of duty.

Ben Goodlad has been given the job of coming up with new names for five nine-week old puppies that were born on the same day the dog suite at West Yorkshire Police’s Carr Gate base was named after his dad, PC Mark Goodlad.

Sgt Rick Green said: “Each litter is assigned a letter of the alphabet and this one is the x litter. I’m pleased that Ben has agreed to name the puppies and I will be interested to see what names he comes up with for the four boys and one girl.

“These puppies are all destined to become Police Dogs and will being their training programme once they’re with their handlers.”

PC Goodlad, 41, was killed on the M1, near Crigglestone, in October 2011, as he helped the woman with a flat tyre.

Lorry driver Andrew Abernethy later pleaded guilty to causing his death after he strayed onto the hard shoulder of the motorway.

He was jailed for two years and nine months last November.