Boy raises money to outfit more than 250 police K9s with body armor

BEDFORD, Ohio — A Cleveland area boy is being applauded for his efforts to help police K9s across the region.

Brady Snakovsky, 10, is the force behind Brady’s K9 Fund, which raises money to get body armor that is bullet and stab-resistant, for police service dogs (PSD). To date, the boy has raised enough money to purchase 256 vests, including one for K9 Luca in Bedford, ABC10 reported.

Last week, K9 Luca and Officer Dave Kempski brought Brady to the department to personally thank him for his efforts. Among the gifts they gave him was a Bedford Police Department t-shirt with Luca’s picture on the back, and the agency even posted a photo of the event with the PSD sporting his new lightweight gear.

“We can’t thank Brady enough for what he has done for us and every other K9 he has vested,” the department wrote.

Earlier today Chief Stemple, Ptlm. Kempski and K9 Luca thanked Brady Snakovsky for his recent donation of a bullet and…

Posted by Bedford Police on Tuesday, August 25, 2020



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Jim McNeff

Jim McNeff is the managing editor of Law Officer and founder of Badge 145, a ministry geared toward helping police officers and their families.

Jim worked in military and civilian law enforcement for thirty-one years. While in the USAF he flew as a crewmember aboard the National Emergency Airborne Command Post—a presidential support detail. Following his military service, he served for twenty-eight years with the Fountain Valley Police Department in Orange County, California where he retired as a lieutenant. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice from Southwest University and graduated from the prestigious Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute as well as the IACP course, Leadership in Police Organizations.

In addition to being a Medal of Valor recipient, Jim has authored three books: The Spirit behind Badge 145Justice Revealed, and Jurisdiction.

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