Bulletproof vest money donated for police dog hours before the K - WRCBtv.com | Chattanooga News, Weather & Sports

Working Together for You

Bulletproof vest money donated for police dog hours before the K-9 was shot and killed

Posted: Updated:
A public memorial will be held Friday morning for K-9 Tanja, a police dog that was killed last week in the line of duty in Walker County. A public memorial will be held Friday morning for K-9 Tanja, a police dog that was killed last week in the line of duty in Walker County.
WALKER COUNTY, GA (Times Free Press) - There's irony to a police dog's death by shotgun Friday afternoon in Walker County, GA.

That morning, money had been donated to buy a bulletproof vest for Tanja, a Dutch shepherd the sheriff's department had for only about three months. The Hamilton County Roughnecks, the local chapter of a national motorcycle club of retired and active law enforcement personnel, raised the money.

"They had presented me an $850 check," Walker County Sheriff Steve Wilson said, calling the timing "an ironic, strange set of circumstances."

Sheriff's deputies will hold a memorial service for the K-9 deputy at 11 a.m. Friday at the Walker County Civic Center in Rock Spring. It will include a 10-mile-long procession on U.S. Highway 27 that will start at 10 a.m. at LaFayette High School.

Read more from our news partners at the Chattanooga Times Free Press.



  • NewsMore>>

  • Warm, humid, stray shower today. Pleasant tomorrow.

    Warm, humid, stray shower today. Pleasant tomorrow.

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 5:26 AM EDT2014-09-16 09:26:42 GMT
    (WRCB) - Good Tuesday. Today will be a little warmer and more humid than yesterday. Highs will reach the mid 80s, the air will be a little muggy, and we may see a stray shower or two this afternoon/evening.It is all ahead of a cold front that will sweep through tonight. It will start to bring in cooler, drier weather for Wednesday and Thursday.More
    (WRCB) - Good Tuesday. Today will be a little warmer and more humid than yesterday. Highs will reach the mid 80s, the air will be a little muggy, and we may see a stray shower or two this afternoon/evening.It is all ahead of a cold front that will sweep through tonight. It will start to bring in cooler, drier weather for Wednesday and Thursday.
    More
  • Mother speaks out about suicide prevention

    Mother speaks out about suicide prevention

    Monday, September 15 2014 11:14 PM EDT2014-09-16 03:14:29 GMT
    One mother is speaking out after she almost lost her son in a suicide attempt just four weeks ago. More
    One mother is speaking out after she almost lost her son in a suicide attempt just four weeks ago. More
  • Bradley Co. Commission votes to adopt new codes

    Bradley Co. Commission votes to adopt new codes

    Monday, September 15 2014 11:10 PM EDT2014-09-16 03:10:20 GMT
    Law required cities and counties to have codes within seven years of the current standard which is 2015. In Bradley County, code goes back to 2006 and commissioners noticed time was running out to update them or face being mandated by the state.More
    Law required cities and counties to have codes within seven years of the current standard which is 2015. In Bradley County, code goes back to 2006 and commissioners noticed time was running out to update them or face being mandated by the state.More
Powered by WorldNow
Can't find what you're looking for?

WRCB-TV
900 Whitehall Road
Chattanooga, TN 37405
(423) 267-5412

WRCB Jobs EEO | FCC Public Files

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WRCB. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.