Eaton County Sheriff Tom Reich announced on the department's Facebook page that police dog "K9 Onyx" has received a bullet and stab protective vest.
"K-9 Onyx from the Eaton County Sheriff’s Office has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to the efforts of Vested Interest in K9s, Inc, a Massachusetts-based non profit organization. The charity received a donation of $950 to cover the cost of a vest for K9 Onyx from the Alta -Tollhaus German Shepherd Dog Club."
Each vest costs $950 and has a five year warranty. The non profit organization was established in 2009 to help law enforcement agencies with the potentially life saving body armor for K9 officers.
If you are interested in finding out more information about these vests, or would like to donate to the organization, click the link to the right of this story.