According to a recent press release, Illinois State Police District 10 Captain, Louis Kink, has announced a new arrival for District 10 Police. A couple from Champaign County, who wish to remain anonymous, have purchased new ballistic vests specifically made and fit for District 10’s two canines (K-9).
The two canines who serve with District 10 Police are Yadi, a four year old Dutch Shepherd, and Edo, a two year old Belgian Malinois. Both dogs are highly skilled in drug detection, criminal apprehension, tracking, handler protection, and article searches. Both canines have been fit for their new body armor which includes a removable reflective ID panel for enhanced visibility.
Captain Kink also said, “The generosity of this couple is greatly appreciated in District 10. They reached out because they are animal lovers and they wanted our K-9’s to be safe. The skills of a K-9 are far greater than we can even understand. A K-9 has speed, agility, and an excellent sense of smell that sets them apart. K-9 Yadi and K-9 Edo’s efforts aid in keeping our citizens and roadways safe. Now they will have the added safety of ballistic body armor thanks to this thoughtful, caring couple.”