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Jennings Police K9 officer receives body armor donation

Posted at 5:22 PM, Jan 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-08 18:22:56-05

A Jennings Police Department K9 officer has received a donation of body armor.

Jennings Police says that K9 Buck has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.

According to a Facebook post, the vest was sponsored by a fundraiser hosted by Thin Blue Line USA and Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. out of Massachusetts and embroidered with the sentiment “Honoring those who served and sacrificed”.

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 20 months of age. New K9 graduates, as well as K9s with expired vests, are eligible to participate.

The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $950.00.