MILWAUKEE - Animal control officers for The Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission are now wearing body armor.
The move comes after years of discussion due to the sometimes volitile nature of their work.
The move, though not related, comes on the heels of the fatal shooting of an animal control officer trying to retrieve pets from a Sacramento County California home.
According to Donn Jacobson, an officer for MADACC, it makes him feel safer knowing that many folks may become irrational when animal control tries to remove an animal when they feel it may be a threat, or is being abused.
The cost of the 6 bullet proof vests is about $700 says John McDowel, field supervisor for MADACC.
The money to purchase the vests comes from the general operating fund at MADACC.