K9 Bishop is a 2.5-year-old Belgian Malinois certified in narcotics detection, with his handler, Deputy Robert Heathcock, of the Hardeman County TN Sheriff’s Office. Bishop is USPCA certified and has more than 500 narcotics finds on vehicles that were conducted on traffic stops. His best friend is a Jack Russell Terrier. Bishop likes his steak rare. Bishop also has to have his toy with him when he takes a bath or he will whine for the entire bathtime! Bishop also has to have his blanket when he is napping on the couch.
Here’s how this equipment helps Bishop and Deputy Heathcock on the job!
An in-squad kennel allows the K9 to be safely transported when on the job! It fits securely into the rear seat of the squad and provides roll-cage level protection while a K9 is at work, on the road, and away from home.
A multi-threat vest protects against standard-issue caliber rounds for common guns and offers additional protection for stabbing weapons, like prison shanks or other blunt force puncture objects. The vest is inserted into a carrier made of a rip-stop material that helps to deflect punctures as well. This vest provides the same level of protection that the human counterparts of these K9s are required to wear for their job.
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.