After K-9 slain, young girl sends Ohio PD her allowance for vests
The girl sent money to the partner of late K-9 Officer Jethro
By PoliceOne Staff
CANTON, Ohio — Officer Ryan Davis was surprised to find a letter from an 11-year-old girl donating her allowance in the wake of his K-9 partner’s death, FOX 8 reported.
Jethro was killed in the line of duty during a shootout on Jan. 9 with a breaking and entering suspect.
Davis was going through letters he received when he found one from Allison. Allison wrote that she was sorry for the officer’s loss and sent along her allowance to help police pay for K-9 ballistic vests.
Davis wanted to thank Allison for her donation, but the letter did not contain a return address. The department posted a picture on Facebook to search for the writer.
After a thousand shares of the girl’s note, police were able to identify Allison and her mother. Davis planned to get in touch with her, according to the department’s post.