Morton County Sheriff’s Office K9 Mako has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.
The vest was sponsored by an Anonymous Sponsor and embroidered with the sentiment “In honor of handlers of First Special Forces Group.”
The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers.
“Protective vests are law enforcement’s first line of defense,” said Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier. “Making sure our K9 partners have the same protection as we do is very important to us. We are very grateful for the donation of this critical equipment.”
There are 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.
Yesterday a vest was also presented to a Burleigh County K9.