Wow – I’m so impressed he did that for them!
9-year-old Brady Snakovsky dreams of becoming a police officer one day.
The ambitious little boy from Strongsville, Ohio even has his own miniature uniform, as you can see.
And though he’ll have to wait a few years before he can start down that career path, he’s already found a way to help his local heroes.
One day, he was watching “Live PD” and he noticed that most officers were wearing bulletproof vests.
But he noticed something else, too:
The K9 officers – those invaluable furry additions to the police force – weren’t. In fact, the dogs weren’t protected at all.
So, Brady asked his mom if they could buy a bulletproof vest for a K9 dog … but then he learned each vest costs over $1,200!
That wasn’t about to stop Brady, though!
From The Daily Wire:
“Undeterred, Snakovsky and his mother, Leah Tornabene, created a GoFundMe page to raise money to buy a single vest.
The fundraiser went viral and was noticed by the company that makes the vests, Line of Fire Defence Systems, out of Canada.
The company donated a vest to help Snakovsky, according to The Strongsville Post.”
That GoFundMe page didn’t just raise the necessary $1,200, though…
No, Brady’s idea eventually brought in over $87,000!
This means Brady has managed to deliver 85 vests for K9 officers so far, which is just a tremendous accomplishment.
But Brady isn’t done, because there’s a waiting list of 57 officers requesting bulletproof vests for their four-legged partners.
This launched Brady’s K9 Fund to help his cause, which will continue to raise funds for the K9 unit.
As for Brady, he explains why he has so much respect for the Boys In Blue:
“Not a lot of K-9s can get the vests because they are pretty expensive. There are a lot of bad people that want to hurt them.
I love K-9 officers. My stepdad, he’s a police officer.”
See? Respect for authority and a desire to serve the community runs in the family!
Brady’s mother says she’s “very proud” of all the effort Brady has put into this endeavor, and that he’s “very caring especially for his police officers locally.”
Well, that goes without saying!
Even the Strongsville Police Chief, Mark Fender, weighed in on the boy’s incredible achievements:
“His eagerness and passion to raise funds for the purchase of a K-9 bulletproof vest is a gesture to be recognized. Brady’s parents must be proud.
Even though we have no immediate need for a K-9 vest this year, we are hopeful to acquire a third dog in 2019 and outfit the K-9 addition with the help of young Brady.”
In about ten years time, we’re certain Brady will be a police officer.
But by then, he will already have done SO much to help his fellow law enforcement officials … and he’ll still have a whole life of serving and protecting ahead of him!
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Source: The Daily Wire