Two Connecticut State Police K9s Get Body Armor thanks to School Kids

(Photo: Connecticut State Police)

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (WTNH) – Two of Connecticut’s Finest K9s are now a little safer on patrol. Ale And Erol both now have bullet and stab proof vests thanks to a charitable donation from Kids Care Club of Canton Intermediate School and Vested Interest in K9s Inc. The vests will be embroidered with “Canton Intermediate School Kids Care Club.”

K9 Ale, a three year old German Shepard, has been assigned to Trooper Gregory Fascendini since December 2014 and is currently working at Troop B in North Canaan.
K9 Erol, a two year old German Sherpard, has been assigned to Trooper First Class Lance Carlson since May 2015 and is assigned to Troop B in North Canaan.
Both Ale and Erol are trained in all patrol functions including tracking, building searches, evidence recovery, apprehension, obstacles and obedience.

The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $1,050. Each vest has an average weight of 4-5 pounds and has a value between $1,795 – $2,234 and a five-year warranty. Now these dedicated four legged CT State Police Officers will be better protected on the streets serving the community with extra thanks to some caring kids.

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