CLEVELAND, OH -- A special K-9 officer of the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) Transit Police named Kubo, is about to become the proud recipient of a custom designed protective vest, thanks to the fundraising efforts of 10-year-old Brady Snakovsky of Strongsville.
The young Snakovsky started Brady’s K-9 Fund in 2018 with the “mission to donate practical, mission ready vests to as many police K-9s as possible,” he says. Since then he has raised enough money to vest more than 130 K-9 officers with another 60 on a waiting list.
Kubo is RTA’s only dual-purpose K-9 officer (bomb and patrol), and was put on Brady’s K-9 Fund waiting list last spring after Brady met RTA’s K-9 team.
MMI Textiles’ National Account Manager, Geoff Senko, heard of Brady’s K-9 Fund and wanted to get involved. Because Senko’s grandfather, Sgt. Ken Houck, served as a police officer, Kubo’s vest is designed with a special patch in memory of Sgt. Houck.
The vests are custom fit and made of bullet proof, moisture-wicking material and are designed to be worn all day. Vests costs about $1,000 and take about 90 days to manufacture.
MMI and RTA welcome members of the media for a photo opportunity 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, October 29, at MMI Textiles (29260 Clemens Rd., Building II, Suite B-I, Westlake, OH 44145)
- RTA K-9, including Kubo and his handler, Officer Dennis Harmon
- Brady Snakovsky of Brady’s K-9 fund
- Geoff Senko, MMI National Account Manager
- RTA officials
For more information please contact:
Linda Scardilli Krecic