Vested Interest in K9s, a nonprofit based in Massachusetts, donated a bullet- and stab-proof protective vest to Lex, a K-9 officer with the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department.
Since 2009, Vested Interest has provided more than 2,700 vests to police dogs. The vest for Lex was sponsored by a Girl Scout troop in New Hampshire.
The vests, which weigh 5 pounds, each cost about $2,000. For information, see vik9s.org.