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New K9 vehicle revealed

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Branson Police Department

Officer Jason Harvey and his K9 Cobra received their new K9 vehicle earlier this month. The new K9 vehicle displays custom decals honoring the Branson Chapter #913 Vietnam Veterans of America for their generous donation for the new K9 team and the selected K9 name of “Cobra.” The new K-9 vehicle was made possible through strong community support and the Public Safety Tax funding.

The side windows where K9 Cobra sits, displays a helicopter image and K9 Cobra’s name. The back of the vehicle displays the Vietnam Veterans of America chapter logo and name as a thank you for the donation.

During its December 20, 2019 badge pinning ceremony for K9 Cobra and Officer Harvey, the Vietnam Veterans of America announced the new K9s name of “Cobra” and shared the significance behind his name. Members voted on the name “Cobra” because that was one of the helicopters used for military ground support in Vietnam that helped save lives in many wars and conflicts. It is also the helicopter that was secured for the College of the Ozarks memorial.

“Thank you again to the Branson Chapter #913 of the Vietnam Veterans of America for their generous donation to allow us to purchase and train K9 Cobra and Officer Harvey as our 2nd BPD K9 Team.”

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