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Carroll County Sheriff’s Department K9 Receives Body Armor Donation

Posted 12/21/21

Carroll County Sheriff’s Department K9 Gotchi received a bullet-and-stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Gotchi’s vest was sponsored by Vikki and Arnie Medrano of Paso Robles, California and embroidered with the sentiment “In honor of those who protect and serve”.

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Carroll County Sheriff’s Department K9 Receives Body Armor Donation

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Carroll County Sheriff’s Department K9 Gotchi received a bullet-and-stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Gotchi’s vest was sponsored by Vikki and Arnie Medrano of Paso Robles, California and embroidered with the sentiment “In honor of those who protect and serve”.

Vested Interest in K9s, established in 2009, is a 501(c)(3) charity whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. This potentially lifesaving body armor for four-legged K9 officers is U.S. made, custom fitted, and NIJ certified. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s has provided over 4,415 vests to K9s in all 50 states, valued at $6.9 million, made possible by both private and corporate donations.

The program is open to U.S. dogs that are at least 20 months old and actively employed and certified with law enforcement or related agencies. K9s with expired vests are also eligible to participate. There are an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States.

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