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Mason police dog to receive protective vest

MASON, Ohio (WKRC) -- One of Mason's four-legged officers will soon be wearing a new, protective vest.

A 950 dollar donation to the Mason Police Department  came from Vested Interest in K9s, Inc., Dartmouth Dental, and "Helping Paws for K9's."  With this money the department bought a bullet and stab-protective vest.

Major, a police dog who works with Officer Michael Bishop at the Mason Police Department, will wear the protective gear.  He was born in Germany and turned 4-years-old last August.

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a volunteer charity with a mission to provide bullet and stab-protective vests for law enforcement dogs throughout the US.  Each vest costs 950 dollars and has a five year warranty.  The nonprofit was established in 2009 and has provided over 580 law enforcement dogs with protective gear.

Major is one of two police dogs at the Mason Police Department, the other dog's name is Timber.  Both animals assist officers in front line operations to help keep the officers and community safe.



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