Nonprofit donates bulletproof vests to 3 St. Louis police K9s

Christel Deskins

Some very brave St. Louis police K9s are going to be decked out in some new gear thanks to a local nonprofit organization. © Provided by KSDK-TV St. Louis Vested Interest in K9s, Inc donated three bulletproof and stab-proof vests to three St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department K9s Nitro, Niko […]

Some very brave St. Louis police K9s are going to be decked out in some new gear thanks to a local nonprofit organization.



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Vested Interest in K9s, Inc donated three bulletproof and stab-proof vests to three St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department K9s

Nitro, Niko and Body are expected to receive their vests in 8-10 weeks

This life-saving armor is custom made to fit the four-legged crime fighters. Each vest has a value of $1,744-$2,283, weighs an average of 4-5 lb., and comes with a five-year warranty.

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“In memory of Captain David Dorn, St. Louis, MO- EOW 6/2/20”, will be embroidered into each of the vests, St. Louis police said in a release.

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. was established in 2009. The charity’s mission is to provide bulletproof and stab-proof vests and other assistance to dogs used in all law enforcement in the United States, a release said.

Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9’s Inc, has provided over 4,033 vests to K9s in all 50 states at a value of $6.9 million, according to a release from SLMPD

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