Police officers count on bulletproof vests every day. Now the dogs of the K-9 unit with the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office have the same protection.
Sheriff Bill Schatzman said Wednesday his office has received bulletproof, stab-proof vests for eight of the department’s 10 dogs. Schatzman said the dogs detect explosives, drugs and firearms and help catch criminals, and are in harm’s way.
The Winston-Salem Journal reports none of the sheriff’s dogs have been killed in the line of duty.
The vests cost $900 each and were donated by Vest ‘N P.D.P., a nonprofit organization.
That’s great, hopefully more police dogs across the country will get them. To learn more about the wonderful not-for-profit organization Vest ‘N P.D.P., who raises money to buy the vests, visit their site.
Can you Help? Will you Help?
Vest ‘N P.D.P (Police Dog Protection) raises money to provide Police Dogs with bulletproof/stabproof vests. Police Dogs risk their own lives not knowing the dangers that face them.
They are being killed and injured more frequently than ever. Your donations are strictly utilized for protecting them. Please visit our donation page where you can help save Police Dogs by providing them with Vest Protection.