MCSO K9 to receive protective vest through anonymous donation
PHOENIX — Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office K9 Mordor is now able to do his job with more peace of mind.
An anonymous sponsor donated a bullet and stab protective vest that Mordor will wear while on duty, the sheriff’s office said in a news release Thursday.
The vest is embroidered with the message “Born to Love — Trained to Serve — Loyal Always.”
The donation was made through Massachusetts nonprofit Vested Interest in K9s, which has provided over 3,100 protective vests to K9s throughout the country since 2009.
There are about 30,000 K9s in the U.S., according to the news release.
Any dog employed with law enforcement who is certified and at least 20 months old is eligible for a vest.
Each vest is worth between $1,744 and $2,283 and weighs 4 to 5 pounds. The donation needed to provide one vest is $950.