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Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputy K9 Colt to Get Body Armor

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NARRATIVE: DOUGLAS COUNTY, CO – Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputy K9 Colt will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.  K9 Colt’s vest is sponsored by Leah Beale of Oklahoma City, OK and will be embroidered with the sentiment “In memory of K9 Kye, Oklahoma City Police Dept.”  Delivery is expected within eight to ten weeks.

 

K-9 Colt and his handler are very grateful for the Vested Interest in K9 organization and this donor for donating and providing K-9 Colt with this vital equipment to keep K-9 Colt safe while on patrol. Vested Interest has helped the Douglas County K-9 unit tremendously by providing four vests through donations for our K-9 unit.  This is another example of their commitment to the K-9 safety in Douglas County Sheriff’s Office as well as other law enforcement agencies across the nation.  We are truly grateful for this donation.

 

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c (3) charity located in East Taunton, MA whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 1,700 protective vests, in 49 states, through private and corporate donations, at a cost of over 1.6 million dollars. All vests are custom made in the USA by Armor Express in Central Lake, MI.

 

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 suggested donation to provide one protective vest for law enforcement K9 is $1,050.00. Each vest has a value between $1,795 – $2,234 and a five-year warranty, and an average weight of 4-5 lbs. There is an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States. For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts tax-deductible donations of any denomination at www.vik9s.org or mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718.