A nine-year-old boy who dreams of being a police officer is already making a huge contribution in helping to protect the community.
Well, helping to protect police dogs, to be specific.
Ohio boy Brady Snakovsky has managed to raise a staggering US $77,983 (A$112,000) to buy bulletproof vests for police canines, according to the town’s local 10 News.
The youngster has helped purchase vests for 85 police dogs across nine US states so they can "stay safe from bad people."
The expensive vests, costing more than $1000 a pop and are lightweight so they can be worn by the dogs for their entire shift and not just in times of potential danger.
In the trigger-happy United States, it’s certainly not a bad idea.
The charity started after the third grader and his mum watched a police documentary together. Brady didn’t like the fact that police wore bulletproof vests while the dogs went without.
The boy’s slick fundraising campaign, which began in 2017, has been so successful it has now turned into an official non-for-profit business.
"We believe K9 police officers deserve the same protection as human police officers," the official website reads.
"We are making it a priority to vest as many K9 officers as we can to send them home at the end of their shift."
According to an updated GoFundMe page, there are plenty of officers - and their dogs - lining up for Brady’s help.
“Currently, we have a waiting list of 20+ Police Officers who have contacted us in need of a vest. With your help we can help provide them with one,” it reads.
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