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South Utah Organization Vests K-9s Nationwide
If Facebook “likes” really represent popularity, K-9 officer-in-training Tank is no stranger to fame.Washington City business Tread Armament and Weaponry offered to donate Tank a bullet and stab-proof vest through an organization called Vesting America’s Police K-9s if a photo of him posted on Facebook garnered 1 million “likes.”Support for Tread Armament and Vesting America’s Police K-9s’ efforts to vest furry officers across the U.S. is contributing to a trend of making sure K-9s are safe on the job, said Kathy Williams, volunteer in the cause.Williams said she watched coverage of the Zions Bank robbery that happened Sept. 11, 2014, in St. George.Law enforcement officials sent K-9s to search for the suspect; Williams noticed they wore no protective gear.“I thought that was really unusual because the dogs were the ones going into the most dangerous part,” she said. “At first I thought, ‘Someone should do something about that. Why not me?’”But a bit of research showed police departments’ inabilities to fund K-9 knife and bullet-proof vests aren’t rare; Whitney said they’re expensive to begin with.Read more in The Spectrum.Source: www.thespectrum.com