One member of the Jennings Police Department has received a much need piece of equipment.
K-9 Officer Max got his very own bulletproof and stab proof vest to wear while patrolling the streets of his community.
The vest cost close to $1,000 and was purchased with the help of a grant. Chief Danny Semmes says that not only will Max be protected while out on patrol, so will his human partner.
"These dogs give their heart and soul to this department," says Chief Semmes. "This is the least we could do for him, to make sure we protect him and take care of him."
The donation comes from Vested Interest in K9s, Inc of Massachusetts is a non-profit that provides bullet and stab protective vests to K9 officers around the country. K9 Max’s vest will be embroidered with the Sentiment "in memory of K9 Rocco, Pittsburgh Bureau of Police".
The Jennings Police Department shared the news about the vest donation last week. Read more, here.