Dixon K9 Police Officer Receives Body Armor
The Dixon Police Department's K9 officer Hery (pronounced "Harry") is on the receiving end of a charitable donation that will help keep him safe and on the job.
According to the Dixon Police Department (which, by the way, has an absolutely fantastic Twitter account):
The bullet and stab-resistant vest was given by Vested Interest in K9's, Inc. and was sponsored by the Marshall Family of Dixon. The vest will be embroidered with the words "Born to Love - Trained to Serve - Loyal Always."
Vested Interest in K9's, is a charity organization in Massachussets that create the vests for law enforcement dogs throughout the U.S. The program is open to dogs who are actively employed and are at least 20 months of age.
K9 Officer Hery is a 5 year old German Shepherd who is assigned to Officer Ryan McWethy. The Dixon PD points out that Hery likes training, playing ball, chewing on his Kong, and going to work. Hery does not like drugs and criminals who hurt others.
Hery started his police training in August 2014 and completed over 600 hours of initial training.