FRANKLIN, Tenn. (WKRN) – Two of Franklin Police Department’s K-9 units received bullet proof vests thanks, in part, to a nonprofit organization.
The nonprofit, Vested Interest in K-9s Inc., is based out of Massachusetts. The group’s mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to law enforcement dogs and other agencies across the United States.
The vest will be embroidered with the words, ‘This vest provided in memory of K-9 Aron,” a Metro police K-9 who died in the line of duty in 1998.
The protective wear costs $1,050 and comes with a five-year warranty.
Since 2009, Vested Interest in K-9s Inc. has provided more than 1,460 law enforcement dogs in 49 states with the protective vests.
For more information about the nonprofit organization, visit their website.