Some North Texas police dogs will now be outfitted with
bulletproof and stab-proof vests to protect them in the line of duty.
Dallas, McKinney and Holliday police departments all got the
vests on Thursday during a ceremony at Fair Park in Dallas.
Vest NPDP is the group that donated the vests to the police
departments. It was created by a native Texan in 2002 to raise money to buy and
donate vests nationwide.
"They're the first
that go into these situations," said Susie Jean of Vest NPDP. "They're officers
so they need the best protection."
Jean got the idea after watching a K9 get killed on the show
America's Most Wanted.
Dallas police have 13 K9s and received six vests on Thursday.
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