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Officer runs half marathon for retired canine colleagues

Officer runs half marathon for retired canine colleagues
Chief Inspector Ronnie Egan put on her running shoes today to run 13 miles at the Colchester Half Marathon for our retired canine colleagues.

Ronnie, who heads up our Dog Section, spent her day off running the Colchester Half Marathon to raise money for the Essex Retired Police Dogs Fund, an independent registered charity set up and run by volunteers to help towards veterinary and welfare costs associated with caring for retired police dogs to ensure our canine colleagues enjoy the retirement they deserve.

Having just recovered from the flu, Ronnie conquered the half marathon in just two and a half hours while being cheered on by retired police dogs Baloo, Copper and Razor.

Police dogs, like their human handlers, retire at the end of their working life or through injury or illness. Their dog handlers rehome them if they are able to while working with a new police dog or they are rehomed into the police family or by members of the public. 

For more information about the Essex Retired Police Dogs Fund, visit:

If you would like to sponsor Ronnie in her fundraising efforts, visit:

Ronnie has been a police officer for almost 30 years and joined Essex Police to help others and for the challenge of doing something different every day. She’s risen through the ranks to Chief Inspector and has had a variety of roles in Essex Police.

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