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Kennel Club Donates Ballistic Vest To Local Police K9

Posted On February 16, 2016

Press release from Franklin County Sheriff’s Department

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Franklin County Sheriff’s Deputy Adam Henson and K9 partner Lito accept a ballistic vest for the police dog from the Hoosier Kennel Club. Photo provided.

(Franklin County, Ind.) – The Franklin County Sheriff’s Department received a surprise gift on Friday, February 12.

Hank Arzman, a representative from the Hoosier Kennel Club contacted K-9 Deputy Adam Henson wishing to present him and K-9 partner Lito a special gift. A new ballistic vest was presented to Lito during a ceremony at the Hoosier Kennel Club Winter Classic Dog Show.

This donation came as a pleasant surprise to Deputy Henson as well as the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department. Due to previous budget shortfalls, important areas of the K-9 program have suffered.

Hoosier Kennel Club’s representative Hank Arzman explained that the club wished to give back to small communities and especially those with budgetary shortfalls.

This gift comes as eight K-9s have been killed throughout the United States in the first two months of 2016. According to the Officer Down Memorial Page, eight K-9s have given their lives in the line of duty. Four have succumbed to gunshot wounds, two have been struck by vehicles, one has been stabbed, and the other died from choking.

Deputy Henson along with Lito can been seen receiving this wonderful gift on the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department Facebook page or WTHR.com.

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