Girl who donated allowance for K-9 vest meets Canton officer

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CANTON, Ohio– The girl who donated her allowance for a bulletproof vest for the new Canton K-9 got to meet his handler on Friday.

Last week, Officer Ryan Davis started looking for the girl who sent a sweet note after K-9 Jethro was shot and killed. The letter said, “Sorry about Jethro. So here is my allowance for the bulletproof vests. God bless you and the dogs.” It was signed Allison, age 11.

It was shared more than a thousand times on Facebook before Allison and her mother were identified in just a few hours.

Allison’s mom said it was her daughter’s dream to meet a police K-9. That wish came true. Officer Davis was able to thank Allison for her thoughtful donation in person.

Canton K-9 Jethro was shot three times while officers investigated a robbery at a grocery store in January. He died the next day.

Officer Davis now has a new partner. Tuko began his training last month.