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January 30, 2014

Police dog gets protective vest

GREENSBURG – The Greensburg Police Department has announced that its K-9 officer, Krieger, is the new recipient of a bullet and stab-protective vest.

The Greensburg Police Department received a bullet and stab-protective vest for Krieger thanks to the efforts of Vested Interest in K9s, Inc., a Massachusetts-based nonprofit organization, and Armor Express, a Michigan-based manufacturer.

An incentive program offered by Armor Express of Central Lake, Mich. to Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. has provided 10 law enforcement dogs in five states with ballistic vests.

For every 15 vests purchased by the charity, a free vest was awarded. Vests were donated to K-9s in Indiana, Illinois, North Carolina, Minnesota and Texas.

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c (3) all volunteer charity located in East Taunton, Mass. whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests for law enforcement dogs throughout theUnited States. Each vest costs $950 and has a five year warranty. The nonprofit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially life saving body armor for their K-9 Officers. Through private and corporate sponsorships, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. has provided over 580 law enforcement dogs with protective vests since their inception in August 2009. More than $550,000 in K-9 vests have been donated in 38 states including Alaska and Hawaii.

The organization orders the Armor Express vests made in Central Lake, Mich. exclusively from distributor Regency Police Supply in Hyannis, Mass. who also does the custom embroidery on the body armor.

New K-9 graduates as well as K-9s with expired vests are eligible to apply for the ballistic vests. The program is open to U.S. employed and certified K-9s who are at least 19 months of age. For more information visitwww.vik9s.orgor call 508-824-6978.

Donations by mail to Vested Interest in K9s P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718 or via the website.

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