GOOD NEWS Little Girl Donates Allowance to Help Buy K9s Bulletproof Vests
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."
Department spokesman Officer Eric Stanbro said that Davis received 2,000 letters after Jethro's passing, and Allison's in particular "really touched him."
Though she only had a few dollars to give, her thoughtfulness "struck a chord" with Davis and the rest of the K9 handlers.
Davis wanted to thank Allison, but her original letter was removed from its envelope, so he didn't have her contact information.
He asked his law enforcement friends to help, so a number of police departments and organizations shared the letter.
Allison and her mom were identified, and they will reportedly be in contact with Davis soon.
And that's not the only good news. Stanbro revealed that the department is in the process of measuring seven K9s for their new bulletproof vests.