Aggie Raising Funds to Armor Bryan Police Dogs 1/4/13
January 4, 2013
BRYAN - A Texas A&M University graduate student has launched a
fundraising campaign to armor K-9 dogs for the local police department.
Katie Tippett began a campaign last month to buy Kevlar vets for Kohn and
Falco, the two Belgian Malinois (MAL'-ihn-wah) dogs working in the Bryan Police
The Eagle of Bryan-College Station (http://bit.ly/ULBils) reports the dogs
work primarily narcotics calls but also help with foot chases, searches,
tactical squad operations and burglaries.
Tippett is trying to raise almost $2,500 for the vests to protect the dogs.
The vests cost about $900 each.
Falco's handler, Officer James Hauke, tells The Eagle that he's grateful the
public is showing interest in protecting the dogs. In his words, "For somebody
to take their time and dedicate that toward us, that's pretty impressive."