SEABROOK — K9 Henry at the Seabrook Police Department has received a bullet-and-stab-protective vest thanks to a nonprofit organization in Massachusetts.
K9 Henry is a 2½-year-old Belgian Malinois that works on patrol duty and in narcotics detection. He has been serving the Seabrook Police Department for a year with officer Dave Hersey.
The vest was donated in memory of Sgt. Sean Gannon of the Yarmouth Police Department in Massachusetts. Gannon was shot and killed while helping to serve a warrant in Barnstable, Mass., on April 12, 2018.
During the incident, Gannon’s K9 partner, Nero, was injured.
The vest was embroidered with the sentiment, “In memory of Sgt. Sean Gannon.”
Brett Walker, acting chief of police in Seabrook, says it is an honor to receive the donation in memory of Gannon, and that the vest will help keep K9 Henry safe for years to come.
Vested Interest in K9s Inc., located in East Taunton, Mass., provided the vest. Since 2009, the business has provided more than 3,200 protective K9 vests to dogs in law enforcement and related agencies in all 50 states.