KILLEEN, Texas — A K9 police dog with the Killeen Police Department is getting a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from a non-profit, KPD announced Wednesday.
K9 Yari will get the vest from Vested Interest K9s, Inc. and it was sponsored by Dale and Trish Veith of Killeen.
On the vest, "Born to Love-Trained to Serve-Loyal Always" will also be embroidered on the vest.
Vested Interest K9s is a charity with a mission to provide bulletproof and stabproof vests, as well as other assistance, to dogs in law enforcement. Since it was established in 2009, it has provided 4,682 vests to K9 officers in all 50 states.
It's open for dogs that are at least 20 months old and actively employed with law enforcement. The charity also accepts tax-deductible contributions with a single donation of $960, which sponsors one vest.
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