NC K-9 officer receives body armor donation

NC K-9 officer receives body armor donation
The Rowland Police Department said K9 "Siga" received a donation of body armor from a nonprofit, officials said. (Source: Rowland Police Department/Facebook)

ROWLAND, N.C. (WMBF) - A K-9 officer in North Carolina received a generous gift from a nonprofit.

The Rowland Police Department said Friday that K-9 officer Siga was brand-new body armor courtesy of the organization, Vested Interest in K-9′s, Inc.

Officials said the vest was embroidered with the message, “In Honor of the Martinez Family.”

According to its website, Vested Interest in K-9′s was established in 2009 and says its mission is the provide bullet and stab-protective vests and other assistance to police dogs and other related agencies across the country.

The armor is also made in the U.S. and is custom-fitted for each furry companion.

The organization says it has provided over 4,200 vests to K-9′s in all 50 states, made possible by both private and corporate donations.

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