All police officers should wear protection. That includes the K9 unit as well. The Texarkana Arkansas Police Department announced on their Facebook page that one such member of their K9 unit Kashko will be getting a vest that will protect him from bullet and stab wounds.    

Posted on their Facebook page:

Texarkana Police Department’s K9 Kashko will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Kashko’s vest will be embroidered with the sentiment “In memory of K9 Gabo, Jonesboro, AR EOW 1/16/20”. Delivery is expected within eight to ten weeks.


TAPD-Bennett, Kristi
TAPD-Bennett, Kristi

The post goes on to say that the non-profit company, Vested Interest in K9s has provided these custom made vests for over 3,500 police dogs throughout the country. The cost of the vests are covered by private and corporate donations. There are thousands of more K9 officers that need these protective vests.  You can find out more information about this organization and how to make a donation at

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