STARKVILLE, Miss. (WCBI) – A national non-profit organization helps a Starkville police officer get dressed.
The Starkville K-9 officer, Kojack, will receive a new vest resistant to bullets and punctures, thanks to a donation from Vested Interest at K-9s Incorporated.
The group provides vests and other dog assistance to law enforcement agencies in the United States.
Kojack has been in the SPD since September.
His two-legged partner says it’s a relief to know that Kojack will have an extra layer of protection.
“We are extremely grateful as a department and as its leader that we know he will be safe. This is a ballistic vest that is also resistant to punctures and bullets, so it’s good to know that I can send it in any situation and not worry that it could be killed, “said Corporal Parker Madine, K-9. manipulator.
Kojack should receive his custom vest by the end of winter or early spring.