KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The K9 member of the Kansas City, Kansas, police department has some protection as he helps officers investigate crimes.
The department announced Friday that it’s received a bullet- and stab-protective vest for its dog, Dax.
The vest, valued at between $1,700 and $2,200, was donated by Vested Interest in K9s, a nonprofit based in Massachusetts that that provides assistance to law-enforcement dogs.
The organization has provided more than 2,800 protective vests to departments across the country. It pays for the vests through private and corporate donations.
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The Kansas City, Kansas, vest was sponsored by WalMart and PetArmor.