A group of people at North Pole Fire Station this weekend raised money to help buy bullet proof vests for local police jobs.
A laudable goal but wouldn't such equipment be part of having and equipping canines for the work they do? The State Police, Sheriffs and local PDs all have multi million dollar budgets.
It just makes it sounds like taxpayers are being cheap when we are told a dog can't have a vest that authorities say is needed.
It's an emotional thing. People like to support dogs and few would support a weekend fundraiser to pay for police overtime, but is equipment any different than the other costs of running a department ?