Officer Ryan Davis responded to a burglary call at a local grocery store. It was a routine situation that Davis and Jethro, his K9 partner, were ready for. This day, however, turned out to be different. An armed suspect opened fire on Officer Davis. Jethro sprang into action, distracting the suspect by putting himself between the two men, and was shot four times in the process and eventually succumbed to his wounds.
K9 officers are often underappreciated for their bravery and sacrifice in the line of duty. Not only do they selflessly and courageously place themselves in harm to protect their handlers, but they become integral parts of their handlers' lives. Jethro and Officer Davis had been inseparable since he was a puppy, and this Thin Blue Line shirt pays tribute to Jethro's sacrifice and the sacrifices of K9 officers everywhere. Whether you're part of a K9 unit yourself or know someone who is, pay your respects to these brave dogs with this shirt. Parts of proceeds go to the Police K9 association.