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11-Year-Old Girl Offers Allowance to Buy Bulletproof Vests for Police Dogs

The Short of It

After hearing about the death of a police dog, an 11-year-old girl donates her allowance toward K-9 bulletproof vests.

The Lowdown

After police officer Ryan Davis tragically lost his K-9 partner, Jethro, he received a touching handwritten letter from an 11-year-old girl named Allison.

Jethro was only 3 years old when he was killed by gunfire while defending a grocery store from burglars. He had been Officer Davis's canine counterpart since he was 8 weeks old.

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When Allison heard the news, she wrote the officer a letter: "Dear police department," she wrote "I sorry about Jethro. So here is my allowance for the bulletproof vests. God bless you and the dogs."

So sweet! In fact, Davis was so touched by the note that he sought out Allison's family on Facebook so he could thank her. And according to a recent post, he will get that chance soon. "The little girl (Allison) who wrote the letter to Officer Ryan Davis was identified and her family will be in contact with Officer Ryan Davis," the Massillion Police Department wrote. "Through the power of social media, she should be talking to Officer Ryan Davis soon."

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The best part? When Officer Davis finally does get to meet Allison, he can tell her thanks because her donation helped, in part, seven of the police department's dogs be fitted for bulletproof vests!

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The Upshot

Allison is clearly a young girl with a very big heart. To give up her allowance and show such compassion and generosity at such a young age is truly extraordinary. We could all learn from the actions of this little hero!

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