Columbia Police K-9s to get body armor

1 month 1 week 2 days ago Thursday, October 12 2017 Oct 12, 2017 Thursday, October 12, 2017 11:36:00 AM CDT October 12, 2017 in News
By: Steve Lambson, KOMU 8 News Content Manager
K-9 Unit left to right: K-9 Officer Raf and handler Officer Parsons, K-9 Officer Gorrit and handler Officer Dowler, K-9 Officer Kane and handler Sgt. Hedrick, & K-9 Officer Duncan and handler Officer Purdy (Photo: Columbia Police Department)

COLUMBIA - The four K-9 unit dogs serving the Columbia Police Department will get vests designed to protect against bullets and stab wounds, courtesy of a donation from a non-profit organization.

Vested Interest is a charity in Massachusetts working to provide protective vests for police dogs nationwide. The vests they will donate for Columbia's K-9s will be embroidered with statements honoring two K-9s who died in the line of duty in other parts of the country.

“We are honored to have been selected for these vests,” says K-9 Unit Supervisor Sgt. Scott Hedrick.

Columbia's K-9s - Kane, Raf, Gorrit, Duncan - help with drug searches and suspect tracking/apprehension.

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