Zetron, its employees, and president and CEO Ellen O’Hara donated $1,251 toward efforts to help the Vancouver, WA, Police Department replace their K-9, Ike, who died last week due to wounds he suffered while trying to apprehend a suspect.
Redmond, WA, U.S.A., September 9, 2015 – Zetron, a mission-critical communications systems provider based in Redmond, WA, has contributed $1,251 to help the Vancouver, WA, Police Department obtain a new dog for its K-9 unit. The funds are being raised in an effort to replace the department’s police K-9, Ike, who was wounded while trying to apprehend a fleeing suspect. The donation includes funds contributed by Zetron, its employees, and Zetron president and CEO, Ellen O’Hara.
According to Oregon’s FOX 12 News, Ike’s handler, Officer Jack Anderson, made the difficult decision to have Ike humanely euthanized due to the severity of his wounds. Shortly thereafter, Washougal, WA, Mayor, Sean Guard, spearheaded an effort to raise money to purchase a new K-9 for the Vancouver Police Department. The goal of $15,000 is the estimated amount necessary to cover the cost of a new K-9, K-9 equipment, handler training, supplies, food, and medical check-ups.
“Our sympathies go out to Officer Anderson and his family and to the Vancouver Police Department,” said Zetron President and CEO, Ellen O’Hara. “No amount of money can eliminate the pain of such a loss. But we hope our contribution might help those affected by this sad event.”
At this writing, the agency has not yet determined whether they will replace Ike. If they decide not to, the funds donated will go toward the unexpected costs that arise from having dogs on the police force.
Founded in 1980, Zetron manufactures and provides communications systems designed to equip the entire mission-critical control room. Zetron’s integrated solutions combine IP-based dispatch, NG9-1-1 call-taking, voice logging, IP fire station alerting, CAD, mapping, video surveillance and security solutions, and automatic vehicle location (AVL) systems. They are expandable, interoperable, and able to support remote and geo-diverse operations. Zetron backs its products with technical support and project-management services known for their expertise and responsiveness. Zetron has offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and numerous field locations; and a worldwide network of resellers, system integrators and distributors. Zetron has installed thousands of systems and over 25,000 console positions worldwide. Zetron is a wholly owned subsidiary of JVCKenwood Corporation. For more information visit: www.zetron.com.