Hero K9 Grants Multi-threat Vest to Elmendorf Police Department for K9 Rocko
For Immediate Release
Elmendorf, TX - January 20, 2019, Hero K9 is pleased to announce that an equipment grant has been awarded to the Elmendorf Police Department for their K9 Rocko. A multi-threat vest will be provided to the agency at no cost, thanks to the sponsoring donation from the fundraising efforts of Christy Brewer and Patricia Holloman. This multi-threat vest has been sponsored in honor of the hard work and dedication of K9 Rocko to his partner, their department, and their community.
K9 Rocko is a four-year-old Pitbull partnered with Patrolman Anthony Vain. Before training to become a Police K9, Rocko was a shelter dog in Hawaii. Now, he and Ptlm. Vain are certified in narcotics detection. At work, K9 Rocko needs little to no guidance on where to go, or what to do. When Rocko hears his chain rattle, he knows it’s time to go to work. At home, Rocko is known to jump in the shower, loves to eat, cuddle at bedtime, and will do almost anything for his rubber tire reward.
The made-to-order multi-threat vest, valued at $950, by Safariland in Jacksonville, FL, will ship directly to the department through Hero K9’s distributor, Streicher's, in Minneapolis, MN, proudly serving public safety professionals since 1953. A complimentary BarkBox was also sent to the department for each K9 receiving equipment related to a previous grant award, thanks to Bark & Co., in New York, NY.
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