Monday, June 1, 2009

Even Police Dogs Need Body Armor

The Killeen Kiwanis Club donated money to buy a bulletproof vest for one of Killeen's Finest, though this cop walks a beat on four feet rather than two.
Okey is a 3-year-old German shepherd, part of one of several K-9 units in the Killeen police force.

On Wednesday, he was on hand doing demonstrations for the Kiwanis Club, whose members pulled in enough money to get Okey a vest in case any unsavory resident tries to shoot at him.

Okey lives and works with KPD Officer Scott Gillman.

Gillman said this will be an invaluable safety tool to him and the dog he loves and works with.

"It's huge; without donations to get this, K9 Okey would be without any protection in the field," Gillman said. Source: Killeen Daily Herald

There have been a number of instances over the years where police K9's have been shot by crooks. Hopefully this equipment will help to protect them.

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