Bulletproof vest money donated for police dog hours before the K-9 was shot and killed

IF YOU GOWhat: Public memorial service for K-9 Deputy TanjaWhen: 11 a.m. FridayWhere: Walker County Civic Center, 10052 North Highway 27, Rock Spring, Ga.MemorialIn lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to We Ride to Provide, Inc., 15 Hunnington Place, Covington, Ga., 30016.

photo A public memorial will be held Friday morning for K-9 Tanja, a police dog that was killed last week in the line of duty in Walker County, Ga.

There's irony to a police dog's death by shotgun Friday afternoon in Walker County, Ga.

That morning, money had been donated to buy a bulletproof vest for Tanja, a Dutch shepherd the sheriff's department had for only about three months.