Rutland City Police Department's Officer Jessica M. Ebbighausen was killed in the line of duty on July 7, 2023. At only 19 years old, Officer Ebbighausen had just began what was a promising career as a police officer, protecting and serving the community of Rutland. Officer Ebbighausen had interned with our canine program, and had goals of becoming a police canine handler. In lieu of additional flowers, her family has requested donations be made to VPCA. VPCA will work with her family to decide how they would like to use these donations to support police canines.