The shooting of an Antioch police dog last summer has led to the some new protections for the city’s four-legged officers.
All four of the Antioch Police Department’s police dogs received the custom-fitted bulletproof vests, compliments of the Police and Working Canine Foundation “Cover Your K9 Fund” and Pet Food Express.
Thor, the police dog, was shot last August when officers responding to a report of a residential burglary in progress sent him into a house ahead of them. As the officers followed, they heard what sounded like two shots being fired from a small-caliber gun.
When officers entered the room where the shots had come from, the suspect pointed his gun at them and the officers shot and killed him.