- Associated Press - Friday, April 22, 2016

CANTON, Ohio (AP) - Money raised for the care of an Ohio police dog that was shot and later died will fund custom protective vests for five other K-9 officers from the same department.

A 3-year-old Canton police K-9 named Jethro was shot repeatedly while investigating a Jan. 9 break-in at a grocery store. He died the next day.

The Plain Dealer in Cleveland (https://bit.ly/22Rui5y ) reports a crowdfunding effort raised nearly $32,000, but the clinic that treated the dog didn’t charge the department.

A Massachusetts-based nonprofit group called Vested Interest in K9s Inc. offered to help Canton get ballistic vests for its other police dogs for a reduced price. They’ll cost about $1,050 each, or half the usual price.

The remaining funds that were raised will pay for further care of the department’s dogs.

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Information from: The Plain Dealer, https://www.cleveland.com


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