Here’s how this equipment both helps Ace and Officer Francese on the job.
The door pop allows the K9 handler officer to remotely unlatch the door so their K9 may exit the squad car and come to their aid, should a call for service take a turn for the more dangerous; while, the heat alarm system monitors the interior air temperature of the squad car and sets off the sirens, lights, alarms, and rolls down the windows of the car to help ensure that a K9 doesn’t suffer from heat trauma if the temperature rises into a dangerous threshold.
K9 Ace is a two-year-old German Shepherd dog certified in Patrol through NAPWADA. He is partnered with Officer Joseph Francese of the Worcester MA Police Department. Ace sticks his paws through the cruiser cage when he wants attention. He also loves to have his stomach rubbed. K9 Ace will drop his bones in his water bowl to clean them, and then take them out again.
NOTE: The funds collected as part of this fundraiser will be allocated to the agency’s Equipment Grant Application with Hero K9 for their K9. Should the application status change and/or if donations received are in excess of the goal amount, donations will be directed to the organization’s general fund to provide additional equipment grants and cover operational costs and/or other business-related expenses.