Barrow Co., Ga. - This is a really awesome story that will hit close to home. We always want to see our officers geared up and protected as they head into their line of duty. Even our furry officers!
Meet K9 "Ace" of Barrow County Sheriff's Office. He's going to be receiving a bullet and stab protective vest--a donation from Vested Interest in K9s, a non-profit organization. It's sponsored by Christy Brewer of Alpharetta.
The special delivery will arrive eight to ten weeks, embroidered with "In loving memory of Brody."
Ace is a 4-year-old German Shepherd, certified in Narcotic Detection and Apprehension. So yes, he needs to be fully protected while he's on the job too! He is assigned to Deputy Marvin Tarver of the Barrow County Sheriff's Office in Winder.
Ace's work is pretty incredible...with more than 3 million dollars in seizures and several successful tracks.
The Vested Interest in K9s program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 20 months of age. Also eligible are new K9 graduates and K9s with expired vests.
Each vest is valued between $1,795 - $2,234, comes with a five year warranty, and weighs about 4-5 pounds. To keep it into perspective, there are roughly 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout our nation.
Congrats to Ace and his new uniform addition!
If you would like to donate, please visit Vested In K9s