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Bedford K9 receives donated vest

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Posted at 10:09 AM, Feb 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-16 10:09:04-05

Bedford police department's K-9 now has a life-saving vest thanks to a donation from Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.

 K-9 Mike received the vest this week. It is meant to protect him from bullets and objects that could be used to stab him.

This comes just one month after a Canton K-9 was shot and killed in the line of duty. K-9 Jethro was not wearing a bulletproof vest and was shot in vital organs.

Manufacturers of the vests hope they can prevent those type of tragedies from happening. However, a donation of $1,050 is required to provide just one protective vest. Each vest is valued between $1,795 and $2,234. 

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. has provided over 1,700 protective vests to dogs in 49 states.