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Newest BPD K9 has connection to Vietnam hero

Posted at 8:53 AM, May 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-07 12:15:22-04

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.

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.