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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 18-566

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Affairs Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • June 29, 2018
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    K9 Deputies Receive Body Armor

    Thanks to a charitable donation from Vested Interest in K9s, Inc., five more K9 deputies receive bullet and stab protective vests.
    • Friday
    • June 1, 2018
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Hillsborough County

    K9 Deputies:


         K9 Karlo


         K9 Justice


         K9 Max


         K9 Specter


         K9 Zeus

    Details:

    Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office K9’s Karlo, Zeus, Justice, Specter, & Max have received bullet and stab protective vests thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Karlo’s vest was embroidered with the sentiment “In memory of K9 Jethro, Canton, OH Police Department”. K9’s Zeus, Justice, Specter, & Max’s vests were embroidered with the sentiment “In memory of K9 Ty, California City Police Department”.
    Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c(3) charity located in East Taunton, MA 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. The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 2,800 protective vests in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a cost of over 2.4 million dollars.
    The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 20 months of age. New K9 graduates, as well as K9s with expired vests, are eligible to participate.
     

    The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $950.00. Each vest has a value between $1,744 – $2,283, and a five-year warranty and an average weight of 4-5 lbs. There is an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States. For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts tax-deductible donations of any denomination at www.vik9s.org or mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718.

     
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