Grand Blanc K9 Officer Gets Help From Out-of-State
GRAND BLANC, Mich. - Meet Kash. He’s a 2-year-old Belgian Malinois, but more importantly he’s a K9 officer at the City of Grand Blanc’s Police Department and Sgt. Jim Jolman’s trusty sidekick.
“What he can bring, what he can do for this department and for the citizens is just amazing and it’s just great to have that tool,” said Sgt. Jolman.
Sgt. Jolman says this 4-legged officer is trained in narcotics, tracking and apprehension just to name a few skills.
He says he puts his life on the line as does any law enforcement officer and that’s why he felt it was important to enhance his protection.
“There’s a company out of Massachusetts called ‘Invested Interest in K9’s Incorporated.’ I got in touch with them and they’ve been incredible,” Sgt. Jolman said.
The non-profit worked in collaboration with a group called “Michigan Boxer Club” to donate a bullet and stab proof body armor vest for Kash which is a vest that costs well over $1,500 and Sgt. Jolman couldn’t be more grateful for the donation.
“It protects him absolutely and it allows us to use him in situations that we might not have been able to use if we didn’t have the vest,” he said.
But what makes this donation even more special is that Kash is the first and only K9 officer at the Grand Blanc Police Department since 1995.
“I know that out there that he would do anything he could to protect me so that’s a special thing too,” said Sgt. Jolman.
Sgt. Jolman says the vest is expected to arrive within eight to ten weeks.