Dubois Co. Sheriff's Office K9 Receiving Body Armor Donation

The Dubois County Sheriff's Office says one of its K9 Officers is receiving a bullet and stab-protective vest thanks to a donation from the nonprofit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.

Posted: Mar 15, 2021 11:12 AM

Chase, a K9 Officer with the Dubois County Sheriff's Office, is receiving a bullet and stab-protective vest thanks to a charitable donation by the nonprofit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. 

K9 Chase’s vest is sponsored by Diane Thalmann of La Porte, Indiana, and will be embroidered with the sentiment “Born to Love-Trained to Serve-Loyal Always.”

The potentially-lifesaving armor that Chase will receive is U.S.-made, custom-fitted, and certified by the National Institute of Justice. 

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. accepts tax-deductible contributions in any amount, while a single donation of $960 will sponsor one vest. Each vest has a value of $1,744-$2,283, weighs an average of 4-5 lb., and comes with a five-year warranty. 

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc., established in 2009, is a 501(c)(3) charity 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.

For more information on Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978.


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