Police dog Bryn was killed in the line of duty 20 years ago after attending a domestic incident (Image: SWNS.com)
He was shot dead by a man with a hunting rifle.
Bryn’s handler PC Ian Churms and a woman were also hurt during the incident, on February 5, 1988.
The offender was later overpowered and arrested at a nearby house.
PC Churms, who was devastated when Bryn died following the shooting in Irthlingborough, Northamptonshire, presented the puppy to handler PC Sam Clarke.
He was paid for by a group of retired and current police officers as a tribute to the late police dog.
PC Clarke, from the Northamptonshire Police Dog Section, said she had already fallen in love with the pup.
“Bryn’s lovely,” she said.
“He’s extremely energetic for a couple of hours and then he sleeps for a couple of hours.
“He trains every morning and is already sitting and speaking. I’m already attached to him.”
PC Churms, who was devastated when Bryn died following the shooting (Image: NORTHANTS PRESS AGENCY)
Bryn will be entered into the police puppy scheme where he’ll be expected to provide public order, tracking, searching and firearms support.
Supt Sarah Johnson, from East Midlands Operational Support Service, runs the canine training scheme in the area.
She said: “Police dogs play a huge role in the police service and are a huge support to us.
“They’re a member of our team, a colleague.”