Moline police dog to get bulletproof vest through donation

 
Associated Press
Posted2/5/2015 3:40 AM

MOLINE, Ill. -- A police dog in Moline will receive a bulletproof vest thanks to a donation.

The Moline Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/1u8wXfM ) 5-year-old Luna will get the bullet and stab resistant body armor from a Massachusetts-based nonprofit and Michigan-based manufacturer.

 

Luna has been with the Moline police for three years and is the department's first K9. She is trained in tracking and drug detection.

Officer Jon Genisio of the Moline Police Department says Luna sometimes will be sent into buildings before officers know who is inside. The vest "will offer her some protection."

The nonprofit Vested Interest in K9s provides body armor for dogs across the country.

The vest costs $950 if bought from manufacturer Armor Express. The company gives a free vest away for every 15 bought by the organization.

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