Johnson County Sheriff’s Office To Receive K-9 Ballistic Vests

Photo courtesy of the Johnson County Sheriff's Office.

Photo courtesy of the Johnson County Sheriff's Office.

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office is set to receive three ballistic K-9 vests thanks to a grant from Vested Interest in K-9s, according to a news release put out today.

Basha, Egan and Opey, Johnson County Sheriff’s Office working K-9s, will receive a vest.

They are patrol K-9s, which are trained in narcotics detection and are used in patrol, search warrants and school visits.

Opey, a Bavarian Bloodhound, is part of the Sheriff’s Office search team. Opey specializes in lost/missing persons, especially children.

Vested Interest in K-9s is a 501c (3) charity located in East Taunton, MA. Their mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests for law enforcement dogs through the United States.

Each vest costs $950 and has a 5-year warranty.

“Through private and corporate sponsorships, Vested Interest in K9s has provided 585 law enforcement dogs in 39 states with protective vests since 2009.¬†All vests are custom made for each K9 and are made in the U.S.A.,” the news release stated.

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