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Joplin PD K-9's Receive Bullet and Stab Proof Vests

JOPLIN, Mo.--- All five of the Joplin Police Department K-9's will receive vests that are both bullet and stab proof. They will get their custom gear in 8 to 12 weeks.
JOPLIN, Mo.--- All five of the Joplin Police Department K-9's will receive vests that are both bullet and stab proof. They will get their custom gear in 8 to 12 weeks.

The vests were donated in memory of Cezar, a former police K-9 who died on the job while pursuing a robbery suspect in 2007. The donors wish to remain anonymous, but said they want the best possible protection for the K-9's that serve and protect.

"The dogs are around us everyday at the station and they become just like a partner, just like anybody else. You know, the people that you work with, these dogs become our partners. So, again, the protection that they afforded is a wonderful thing for us," said Cpl. Brian Henderson, Joplin Police Department.

If you are interested in donating to a K-9 unit, you can call 508-824-6978 for more information.


(KODE/KSN, Joplin, MO)


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