After a local police K9 named Jethro was shot and killed in the line of duty, a little girl was so moved by the tragedy that she donated all of her allowance to help the department purchase bulletproof vests for their canine partners.
Jethro was shot during a burglary attempt, and the officer who responded credits the dog with saving his life.
The department decided the best course of action would be to purchase vests for the seven K9s still in service.
That’s when this little girl stepped up to the plate.
Via Fox News Insider:
You might remember the sad story of Jethro, a K9 unit with the Canton Police Department who died after he was shot in the line of duty.
Well, one little girl was so affected by Jethro’s death that she donated her allowance money to help get bulletproof vests for all the department’s K9 units.
In a touching letter to Jethro’s handler, Officer Ryan Davis, an 11-year-old girl named Allison wrote, “I sorry about Jethro. So here is my allowance for the bulletproof vests. God bless you and the dogs.”
Davis reached out to the family so he could thank the little girl because her letter “struck a chord.”
Even better – the department announced that their K9s are in the process of being fitted for bulletproof vests!
Check out this report involving the police officer who was saved by Jethro training with his new dog:
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