White County K-9 to receive protective vest

White County K-9 units Henzo (left) and Skuter (right) are ready for work. (White County Sheriff's Office/Facebook)

(Cleveland) — White County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Henzo has been selected to receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.

White County Sheriff’s Office “Deputy” K-9 Henzo joined the department at the end of July. (White County Sheriff’s Office)

A White County Sheriff’s Office Facebook post says Henzo’s vest is sponsored by the National Police Association of Indianapolis and will be embroidered with  “Gifted by National Police.org.

Delivery is expected within eight to ten weeks.

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc., established in 2009, is a 501(c)(3) charity whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States.

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. has provided over 4,381 vests to K9s in all 50 states at a value of $6.9 million, made possible by both private and corporate donations.

White County’s Henzo is one of two K-9 “deputies,” the department brought to the team near the end of July. Skuter, the other K-9, and Henzo also brought their handlers Deputy E. Thomas and Deputy J. Thomas along for the ride.

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