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Pinal County Sheriff's Office K9's get donation of body armor

Posted at 4:30 PM, May 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-30 19:35:34-04

Two K9's with the Pinal County Sheriff's Office received a donation of body armor Wednesday.

The K9's, Bandit and Niko, will get a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9's Inc.

The organization has provided over 2,900 protective vests, in 50 states, since its inception.

Bandit (pictured left) is a four-year-old Belgian Malinois currently assigned the Pinal County Adult Detention Facility.

Niko is an almost four-year-old Belgian Malinois who is certified in Narcotics Odor Detection and Patrol Service.

These K9s do an incredible amount of work to protect the residents of Pinal County, said Sheriff Mark Lamb. They need the same protection as our deputies and we are thankful for the generous donation made by Vested Interest.