Logan County Sheriff’s Office K9s Scout and Tygo have received bullet and stab protective vests thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9s Scout and Tygo’s vest was sponsored by Nancy Gissner of Dagsboro, DE. K9 Scout’s vest was embroidered with the sentiment “In memory of Michael Gissner”. K9 Tygo’s vest was embroidered with the sentiment “In memory of Maurice Brown, Sr.”.
Vested Interest in K9s, Inc., established in 2009, is a 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. This potentially lifesaving body armor for four-legged K9 officers is U.S. made, custom fitted, and NIJ certified.
The program is open to U.S. dogs that are at least 20 months old and actively employed and certified with law enforcement or related agencies. K9s with expired vests are also eligible to participate. There are an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States.