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Man's Best Friend

Man's Best Friend 1

The inspiring true story of Luke Warburton, his police dog Chuck and the crime-busting Dog Unit

by Luke Warburton and Simon Bouda
Paperback
Publication Date: 06/08/2019
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The inspiring true story of police officer Luke Warburton and his best friend, Chuck the police dog, and their dangerous operations in the line of duty.

At 10.30 p.m. on 12 January 2016 Acting Sergeant Luke Warburton thought he was taking his last breath. A decorated New South Wales Police Officer, the father of three was looking death in the face after a bullet pierced his femoral vein. If it wasn't for the fact that it happened in the Emergency Ward of Sydney's Nepean Hospital, Warburton would probably have been dead already. An hour earlier, he'd walked to his police van with his ever-faithful German shepherd, Chuck, trotting alongside.

Later, Luke would be awarded the Commissioner's Valour Award for conspicuous merit and exceptional bravery in the line of duty. He would maintain he was just a copper doing his job.

So, too, was Chuck, who was nationally recognised for bringing down Australia's most wanted man, Malcolm Naden, after a manhunt lasting more than seven years.

Man's Best Friend is Luke and Chuck's story. It's the story of a boy who dreamed of one day being a policeman, of his love for dogs and his time at the NSW Police Dog Unit. It's also the story of an ordinary man and his ordinary dog doing extraordinary things in the line of duty.

ISBN:
9780733641817
9780733641817
Category:
Memoirs
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
06-08-2019
Language:
English
Publisher:
Hachette Australia
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
288
Dimensions (mm):
234.95x155.57x25.4mm
Weight:
0.38kg
Luke Warburton

Luke Warburton is a Senior Constable who won the Commissioner's Valour Award for bravery as a member of the Dog Squad in Western Sydney.

Simon Bouda

Simon Bouda is an investigative journalist with Channel 9's crime and terror unit, and appears regularly on A Current Affair.

Simon is the author of three books, including the bestselling Survival, the story of the Thredbo landslide, with Stuart Diver.

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Well written and a wonderful insight into the life of a police dog handler and the dangerous situations they and their companion face in the line of duty. In this case Luke had his life almost taken from him and then left him unable to work and sadly separated from his best mate as he recovered from extremely serious injury. I wasn't ready for the unexpected twist at the end and shed copious tears. A poignant reminder of the unbreakable bond that exists between humans and dogs; they are indeed Man's Best Friend!

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