TROTWOOD, Ohio (WDTN) – A group of local students is working to keep police dogs safer on the job.
The Miami Valley Young Marines presented Trotwood’s police dog with a bullet and stab-proof vest.
Atos modeled his new gear and posed for photos.
Officer Brent Rasor says he’s grateful his dog will have the added protection.
“A lot of suspects, we don’t know when we’re tracking or doing a building search, if they have a weapon. A lot of times they’ll assault the dog, attempt to shoot it, they’ll try to stab it,” said Sgt. Brent Rasor, Trotwood Police Department.
The Young Marines will soon be starting a new fundraising campaign to earn money for another vest for a Huber Heights police dog.