ALLEGAN COUNTY, Mich. — A charity located in Massachusetts has donated a bullet and stab protective vest to an Allegan County Sheriff's Office K9 named Edo after receiving a sponsorship fro an Allegan couple, according to a press release from ACSO.
Edo. a 21-month-old German Shepard, received the vest via Vested Interest in K9s out of East Taunton, Massachusetts whose mission is to provide such vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and other related agencies. The sponsorship for the vest comes from Justin and Kristan Goodenough of Allegan, who will have the vest embroidered with "born to love - trained to serve - loyal always." The vest is expected to be delivered within eight to 10 weeks.
“Edo and I are proud to serve the citizens of Allegan County and this vest donation will help to protect Edo when deployed in dangerous situations. The charitable donation by the Goodenough family and Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is truly appreciated," Deputy Blair Kacos, who has been with Allegan Sheriff's Office for two years, said in a press release.
The nonprofit was established in 2009 and has provided over 3,000 vests throughout 50 states, valuing over $5.7 million. The donation to provide a vest is $950, each of which have a value between $1,700 and $2,300.