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17 hours ago

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.

Stay safe K9 Murphy! www.facebook.com/WDMPolice/posts/10156480993101572West Des Moines Police Departmentโ€™s K9 Murphy will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c (3) charity located in East Taunton, MA whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The nonprofit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 3,500 U.S. made, custom fitted, NIJ certified protective vests, in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a value of $6.9 million dollars.

The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 20 months of age. New K9 graduates, as well as K9s with expired vests, are eligible to participate.

The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $950.00. Each vest has a value between $1,744 โ€“ $2,283 and a five-year warranty, and an average weight of 4-5 lbs. There is an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States. For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts tax-deductible donations of any denomination at www.vik9s.org or mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718.

Murphy is a German Shepherd who arrived in March 2019. He and his handler, Officer Russell, completed a 13 week training at McDonough K9 in Blaine, Minnesota. Murphy is dual-purpose with certifications in patrol and narcotic detection. Murphy has already made a positive impact in the community by assisting in a number of arrests. Additionally, he has located more than 40 pounds of methamphetamine.

A protective vest is vital for Murphyโ€™s safety given the danger he is exposed to on a constant basis. Murphy and the West Des Moines Police Department are grateful to Vested Interest in K9โ€™s, Inc. for their charitable contribution.
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Stay safe K9 Murphy! https://www.facebook.com/WDMPolice/posts/10156480993101572

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Looking good, guys!

Two handsome dudes!! (2 and 4 legged hero officers)

Stay Safe guys!

That's the news God Bless you both on your journey together ♥๏ธ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™

Sorry that's good news God Bless you both on your journey together ♥๏ธ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™

Way to go K9 Murphy & Officer Russell & congratulations on your new vest take care of one another stay safe

Awesome โค๏ธ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™

Congratulations and please stay safe

May God keep you safe. Blessings from Minnesota. Oh can I add that both of them are very handsome officers.

Prayers of protection over you.

stay safe

Be safe Warriors ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ–ค

Go get em Murphy!

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’™ Psalm 91 ^j^

Go get ‘em, K9 Murphy! And stay safe!! โค๏ธ โ˜˜๏ธ

Be safe โค๏ธ

Stay Safe in your protective vest K9 Officer Murphy!

Congratulations k9 murphy

Congratulations! Stay safe out there both of you -Blue lives DO matter!

Woohoo K9 Murphy! This is so exciting that you are getting a vest to keep you safe! Congratulations and stay safe out there both if you ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™

Great news ๐Ÿ’™

Blessings..

Congratulations be safe out there

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๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ We will not forget our four-legged K9 heroes who were killed in the line of duty! There were 29 fallen K9s in 2019, wear their names on your back to honor all of them. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
REMEMBER: Orders taken until JAN 28 at midnight ONLY. This campaign will not be extended so order online today! www.bonfire.com/vik9s-2019
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๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ We will not forget our four-legged K9 heroes who were killed in the line of duty! There were 29 fallen K9s in 2019, wear their names on your back to honor all of them. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
REMEMBER: Orders taken until JAN 28 at midnight ONLY. This campaign will not be extended so order online today! http://www.bonfire.com/vik9s-2019

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Never forget the faithful dogs of Vietnam & their fate when we left.

1 day ago

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.

We love to see a community honoring their K9s, no matter if they are retired or still active duty. Beautiful job done by the Barnegat Township community. Rest in Peace K9 Bullet ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธhttps://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=2659468550797004&id=112817298795488& ... See MoreSee Less

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Rest in Peace

Run Free

RIP K-9 Bullet Condolences to Your Family ๐Ÿ•โคโš˜Fly Free Over Rainbow Bridge Forever Young Thanks for Service

Amen . XX OO

RIP Bullet~~thoughts and prayers going out to all you left behind. Run free!!!!!!!!!

Rest in Peace sweet K9 Bullet. God Bless you. Thank you for your service. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

I’m so sorry for your loss ๐Ÿ˜ขThank you for your services K9 Bullet !! Run free gorgeous โค๏ธโค๏ธ

R.I.P.๐Ÿ’”

So sorry for your loss of Bullet๐Ÿ’™

RIP

Beautiful tribute to K9 Bullet! RIP

Thank you for your service and your sacrifice and your unwavering loyalty

RIP Bullet so sorry๐Ÿ’”

So sorry for your loss ๐Ÿ’™

Makes me so sad

Thanks for service- hardest part saying good bye ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ‘ฎ‍โ™€๏ธ

Adam Reichwald Bernadette Halsey-Warren

I’ve made that walk๐Ÿ˜ข. So sorry for your loss. RIP K-9 Bulletโค๏ธ

๐Ÿ˜ช๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

R.I.P. K9 Bullet, you did your job and now it’s time for you to run and play, you will be missed by all you served.

Rip.

โค๏ธ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ

Thank you for your service and dedication. RIP...Thoughts and prayers to Officer Armstrong and family

Rip Bulletโค๏ธ๐Ÿ’™โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿถ

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