East Hartford Police K9 To Get Protective Vest

“Casus belli” is a Latin phrase meaning “occurrence of war,” or an event that provokes war.

Police Officer Todd Mona chose the name for his canine partner, Casus, because the black German Shepherd _ who caught a murder suspect last year, among other accomplishments _ is strong and “ready for anything,” police spokesman Lt. Josh Litwin said Tuesday.

To keep the three-year-old dog safe in all he does, Casus will get a protective vest courtesy of Protectors of Animals of East Hartford and Vested Interest in K9s, Inc., Litwin said. The custom fitted body armor is on order and should arrive in 8-10 weeks, he said.

Thanking the organizations for their generosity, police Chief Scott Sansom said, “Safety is our top priority, not only for the public, but for our officers as well, which includes our K9s.”

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