Two K-9s with LPD get new protective vests

Two K-9s with the Lafayette Police Department now have some extra protection for fighting crime.

Posted: Feb 6, 2018 11:46 PM
Updated: Feb 6, 2018 11:48 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Two K-9s with the Lafayette Police Department now have some extra protection for fighting crime.

Rocky and Cezar have received bullet and stab protective vests.

It's all thanks to the non-profit organization, Vested Interest in K-9s. The vests are made possible through private donors.

In recent years, nine vests were donated to the dogs in the Tippecanoe County Metro K-9 Unit.

Sergeant B.T. Brown with LPD said the vests will help protect the K-9s while on duty.

"The big thing is to preserve health and life for the K-9. It also assists the handlers in making the K-9s mobile if they have to pick them up and put them in locations in different areas that they may be searching or working all together," said Sgt. Brown.

Since 2009, Vested Interest in K-9s has provided more than 2,700 vests throughout the United States.

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