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Michelle Steel Recognizes Law Enforcement Dogs

Michelle Steel Recognizes Law Enforcement Dogs

Congresswoman Michelle Steel (R – CA 48th District) recently celebrated law enforcement dogs and the pivotal role they play in keeping communities safe. On Twitter, Steel praised two Seal Beach police officers, Lieutenant Nick Nicholas and Officer Victor Ruiz, and their K9 companions, Saurus and Yosa. She recognized the Seal Beach officers and their dogs

Congresswoman Michelle Steel (R – CA 48th District) recently celebrated law enforcement dogs and the pivotal role they play in keeping communities safe.

On Twitter, Steel praised two Seal Beach police officers, Lieutenant Nick Nicholas and Officer Victor Ruiz, and their K9 companions, Saurus and Yosa. She recognized the Seal Beach officers and their dogs “for their outstanding service to our community,” adding that “I loved meeting these outstanding furry friends helping to keep us safe!”

Police dogs play a number of vital roles in law enforcement operations, helping to detect bombs and illegal drugs, find and rescue kidnapped and missing persons, and capture fleeing criminals. While their loyalty and sharp senses make dogs useful for such roles, they often end up on the front lines of dangerous situations, and many have been killed or injured.

Steel has a history of fighting to protect law enforcement dogs. In 2015, when serving as an Orange County supervisor, Steel recognized the Orange County chapter of Vest-A-Dog, an organization dedicated to providing protective vests to law enforcement K9 officers.

At the time, Steel presented the club with a resolution honoring their efforts, which included raising over $20,000 dollars to provide protective vests to at least 15 dogs. She said of the group, founded by a Corona del Mar high school student, that “They are doing a great job,” and she pushed for even more resources to protect law enforcement dogs.

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