Scout Honors Police, K9 Officers with Eagle Project

A Scout in New Braunfels, Texas, is looking to show his appreciation for local police and K9 officers with his Eagle Scout project.

Scout Tommy D., of the Boy Scouts of America Alamo Area Council hopes to someday become a member of law enforcement and experience that brotherhood, but first, he’s working on earning Eagle Scout as part of his commitment to Scouting.

“I like the Boy Scouts because it’s kind of like a brotherhood,” he said.

Scout Honors Police, K9 Officers with Eagle Project
Scout Tommy D. is honoring K9 officers with his Eagle Scout project. (photo: News 4 San Antonio)

To combine his interest in Scouting and law enforcement, Tommy decided to focus on an oft-overlooked part of the law enforcement community – the K9 officers. His Eagle Scout project will be a memorial to the K9 officers that have retired or passed away.

“I really wanted to do something for the police,” Tommy said.

He is installing the memorial at a special location for the K9 officers memorial so that the local law enforcement officers would see it on a daily basis.

“Police officers specially requested it here because they drive by every day to go to work, so they said they wanted to be able to see it so they were reminded every day that their dogs were honored.”

The K9 officers memorial is helping to lift the spirits of the local law enforcement officers there in Tommy’s community.

“It does mean a little bit more now,” said New Braunfels police spokesperson David Ferguson. “Here you have a local youngster in our community who wants to show his support and appreciation for law enforcement.”

To learn more about Tommy’s Eagle Scout project to honor police and K9 officers, be sure to check out the full story at News 4 San Antonio.

To learn more about the positive impact that Scouting can have on young people like Tommy, be sure to check out this article on the recent Tufts study, and watch this video:


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