Community Member Donates Money to Protect Hobbs K-9 Officers

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

HOBBS, NEW MEXICO - Three members of the Hobbs Police Department are wagging their tails thanks to an anonymous donation.

Alex, Bach, and Denis, now have added protection when they're sent in to sniff out a crime scene.

A community member donated more than $2,000 to outfit the Belgian Malinois K-9 Unit with protective vests.

Police use the dogs to search buildings and often the canine officers are sent in to clear an area before a human police officer heads in.

Hobbs Police say the vests will give the dogs a better chance of coming out safely.