Police Dogs Get Protection
The recently formed police department in Elk Grove has received a valuable donation – bullet proof vests to protect its police dogs.
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
The vests were donated by a national dog food company. Six of them – one for each dog – would have cost the department about six thousand dollars.
Elk Grove Police Chief Bob Simmons says too often police dogs are targets of bullet and knife wounds:
Any additional safety equipment that they have will save a dog’s life…will clearly help the department and the citizens of Elk Grove.
And Officer Brian Schopf says he’s glad for the additional protection for his canine partner:
They do a lot for keeping us safe. I can think of several times where he’s gone into areas and caught people, that you know, if he hadn’t been there, I don’t know what the guy would have done.
Vests will also be going to other California police departments. Daly City and Pacifica will be getting theirs next week.