Organizations Donate Protective Vests to K-9s in MN

Duluth, St. Louis County Receive $1000 Vests

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The Duluth Police Department’s K-9s Kobra, Malakai and Oakley are all working in style. 

The dogs received ballistic vests thanks non-profit organizations, Vested Interest and the French Foundation. 

The $8,500 grant provided vests not only for the Duluth Police Department but for 4 more K-9’s at the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office. 

The bullet and stab protective vests are fitted to each of the dogs and is a lifesaving body armor for them.

“Every one of them, when they are donated also have an inscription on them that’s usually in memory of officers or dogs,” said Duluth’s Lt. Chad Nagorski. 

Each vest costs nearly $1,000.

Both departments are thankful for the donations because they say the dogs can sometimes be at more risk. 

“They are on the end of the lead that actually is the person that’s going near the suspect. They keep our officers safe and in today’s day and age with budgets it’s always hard to buy all the equipment we need,” said Nagorski.

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