There's a new Bakersfield Police officer who is on the force thanks in part to a Vietnam veteran.
BPD shared pictures on social media Thursday morning, introducing the newest police K9, Jack.
BPD was able to get Jack thanks to a donation from Bakersfield resident Carol Craig.
Jack was named after Carol's late husband, Jack Craig.
We have a new #PoliceK9 thanks to a donation from local Carol Craig. Introducing K9 Jack, named after her late husband, #armyvet Jack Craig. He served in Vietnam & was awarded 2 #purplehearts, 4 bronze stars and 1 "V" Device. A true #hero. #Thankyou Carol for this privilege ❤️ pic.twitter.com/qaPxyrq8ah
— Bakersfield Police (@bakersfieldpd) May 7, 2020
According to a BPD tweet, Jack Craig served in the United States Army, serving in Vietnam, earning two purple hearts, four bronze stars and a "V" device.