(La Porte, IN) - A local church has given a police K-9 dog a bulletproof vest. The Presbyterian Church of La Porte donated to the La Porte County Sheriff's Office. The vest is bullet and knife proof.
K-9 Coordinator Dallas Smythe said vests are put on K-9 dogs only in more dangerous situations.
"If we're going to a high-risk call, a shooting call or possible disturbance with somebody possibly with a weapon or something of that nature, the officer would probably from his that vest on his K-9 as arriving or prior to arriving," Smythe said.
Smythe said the K-9 dog receiving the vest joined the department recently and had gone without one since placed into service. Now, all four K-9s at the sheriff's office have a vest.