A kind-hearted girl donated her allowance money to her local police department so it can buy more bulletproof vests for its K-9 unit after a canine cop was killed in the line of duty this year.
The Ohio 11-year-old, only known as Allison, wrote a touching letter to Canton Police Officer Ryan Davis, who was paired up with Jethro, a three-year-old German shepherd that was killed in January during an armed robbery at a grocery store.
“Dear Police department, I sorry about Jethro,” she wrote in the letter. “So here is my allowance for the bulletproof vests. God bless you and the dogs.”
Davis has received more than 2000 letters since the pooch’s passing, taking time over the weekend to read some that come in recently, Officer Eric Stanbro, who runs the department’s K-9 unit, told ABC News.
“He came across this girl’s letter and donation and it really touched him,” Stanbro said.
She was only able to give a few dollars, but it meant a lot to Davis, who had been working with Jethro since the dog was just eight-weeks-old.
The Canton Police Department is currently in the process of fitting seven of its dogs with protective vests.
This story was first published in the New York Post. It was republished with permission.