LINN COUNTY, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- A Linn County Sheriff's Office K9 officer has received body armor thanks to a charitable donation.
The group Vested Interest in K9s donated the vest to Bingo.
The vest was sponsored by a fundraiser hosted by Alaska K9 Center, North Pole, Alaska, and embroidered with the sentiment “In memory of K9 Helo, Alaska State Trooper.”
The group provides bullet and stab protective vests to law enforcement agencies throughout the U.S. It has provided more than 2,600 protective vests in 50 states, through private and corporate donations.
The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $950.
To learn more about Vested Interest in K9s or to make a donation, go here.