(La Vergne, Tenn.) In honor of K9 Veterans Day local non-profit Purple Paws presented a plaque to the City of La Vergne and Officer Justin Darby in honor of his fallen K-9 partner, Sjaak (pron: Jacques).
Officer Darby recently visited U.S. K-9 Unlimited in Abbeville, Louisiana to spend time with K-9s who are in training to be police K-9s. He selected Turbo, a year-and-a-half old Belgian Malinois. Turbo and Officer Darby will be training together in April and Turbo will be sworn-in at a later date.
Purple Paws is a local non-profit that is dedicated to raising funds to assist domestic, non-domestic, and service animal charities along with spay/neuter programs throughout Middle Tennessee.