New South Tucson Police K-9 receives own body armor | Community Spirit
The South Tucson Police Department has purchased a K-9 for patrol, after nearly a decade without one.
Enrique is a 16-month-old German Shepherd, imported from the Czech Republic; he will serve as a dual purpose K-9, used for both drug detection and patrol.
South Tucson Police recently received body armor for their latest canine officer, thanks in part to donations from Catalina Foothills High School Football Booster Club and the local charity Protect Police K-9.
South Tucson Police would like to thank Catalina Foothills Football Booster President Pat Turner, Principal Dr. Angela Chomokos, Assistant Principal /Athletic Director Jody Brase, Head Football Coach Jeff Scurran, as well as the Catalina Foothills students and Protect Police K-9 President Michael Valdez and Vice President Gil Valdez for making this award possible.
The armor will be presented at a Catalina Foothills High School football game on September 7, at 7 p.m. just before the game starts. K9 handler Sgt. Thomas Schenek and Enrique will be accepting the donation and bringing out the game ball.