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Today, September 18, 2021 Vested Interest in K9s observes "National Thank a Police Officer Day". This is a day to show the men, women and K9s in blue how much we value them, their service and protection of our communities. What will you be doing to show your thanks?

-Photo of Officer Justin Reeves and K9 Heiko courtesy of Mike Yarger Photography

#thankapoliceofficerday #thankapoliceofficer #police #policeofficer #thankyou #thankyouforyourservice
For more information on this program, please contact Ward Barnette at 219-510-9111 
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K9 Condor of Pine Hill Police Department, NJ is "good-to-go" with his new bullet and stab protective vest from Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.  K9 Condor’s vest was sponsored by a fundraiser hosted by Paulette Tamburro of Westmont, NJ and embroidered with the sentiment “Honoring those who served and sacrificed”. #k9vest #protectandserve
Show your support for the men, women and dogs that walk the Thin Blue Line with this premium quality dog collar. Perfect for walking and training. Available in multiple sizes. https://bit.ly/3D2AIZI
Knoxville IA Police Department’s K9 Rosko will soon be safer on the job with a bullet and stab protective vest from Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Rosko’s vest is sponsored by Carole Rowland of Pleasantville, IA and will be embroidered with the sentiment “In memory of Sam”. Delivery is expected within eight to ten weeks. #k9vest #vested&protected
A joke to start your Wednesday
2 Volusia sheriff K9s shot; carjacking suspect injured
Two Volusia County sheriff K-9s were shot by a fleeing carjacking suspect early Saturday morning in DeLand, a spokesman said. Deputies returned fire and shot the suspect, 21-year-old Shedrick Singleton Jr., said spokesman Andrew Gant.

A Lyft driver reported a carjacking around 11:30 p.m. Friday after picking up a passenger in Sanford and taking him to a remote area. The suspect put a gun to his head and stole the minivan, Gant said.

Deputies spotted the minivan and the driver got out and ran into a wooded area, Gant said. K-9 Ax was shot in the face shortly after midnight while K-9 Endo was shot in the paw and chin around 2:20 a.m., according to Gant. The incident was captured on video.

The dogs survived and are receiving “great veterinary care,” Gant said. No one else was hurt in the shooting. Endo is a previous recipient of the VSO Medal of Valor and Purple Heart after he was shot in the neck while responding to a domestic violence call on Nov. 4, 2015, Gant said.

“There is no doubt that K-9 Ax and K-9 Endo took bullets that were meant for my deputies,” Sheriff Mike Chitwood said in a media briefing Saturday afternoon. “If the deputies would have gone into the woods, the first person to come in contact with Singleton, without a doubt, would have been shot.”

Singleton was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. He faces charges including armed carjacking and use of a deadly weapon against a police K-9, Gant said.

Four deputies and one DeLand police officer fired their weapons, Gant said. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement will investigate the shooting.

SOURCE: Orlando Sentinel
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Nothing like a good breakfast on a Sunday morning!
We will never forget.
Spokane, WA Police arrest wanted felon after nine hour standoff with help from K9 Trace
Photo of Ofc. Buchmann and K9 Trace by Carla Blazek of Tumbled Bones Photography https://bit.ly/3tsYVnB
Don't mess with the toys!
Edgefield County, SC - K9 Hank and his handler, are happy Hank is safer and protected with his new bullet and stab protective vest from Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Hank’s vest was embroidered with the sentiment “Born to Love-Trained to Serve-Loyal Always”.
Shop for unique items in our online store. https://bit.ly/2YqJ25K
Did you know you can help support our mission by purchasing things we need to run our organization and training aids for the K9s from our Amazon Wish List?  
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Handsome K9 Mack of the Rosemont PD sure looks happy and handsome in his new VIK9s vest!! Congrats Mack, it's an honor to protect you!
A K9 from San Diego County Sheriff’s Office was shot and injured Monday during pursuit of three armed robbery suspects. Fortunately the K9 is expected to recover from the injuries and all suspects were arrested. We love a happy ending! https://bit.ly/3tksCax
Hooray for K9 Obi of Neoga Police Department, IL  who will soon be receiving a bullet and stab protective vest from VIK9s, Inc. K9 Obi’s vest is sponsored by Judy E. Shiflett Animal Care & Alzheimer's Support Fund and will be embroidered with the sentiment “Born to Love-Trained to Serve-Loyal Always”. Delivery is expected within eight to ten weeks.
From the Vested Interest in K9s family to yours...Have a Safe and Happy Labor Day!
Great news for Charlestown Police Department’s K9 Hurley!

K9 Hurley will soon be vested and protected, thanks to a VIK9s donation. His vest will be embroidered with the sentiment “In memory of Janice Knutsen”. Delivery is expected within eight to ten weeks.
Just look cool and maybe the humans won’t notice 🤣
🎉 Vested Interest in K9s is celebrating 12 years of protecting K9s! THANK YOU to our supporters for helping us vest over 4300 K9s since 2009! #vik9s #protectedk9s #policedog #k9officer
Woo-hoo! It's a long weekend!
As a thank you for their donations to VIK9s and Tom's River Police, the Manasquan Bank team members were invited to view a K9 demonstration so they could see these amazing service dogs in action! Thank you Manasquan Bank for helping us protect more K9s! #k9vest #protectedk9s
Great News - VIK9s has been approved for a Chewy Wish List! Please consider donating much needed and appreciated training toys and treats for our four-legged heroes. Check out our new wishlist at: https://bit.ly/3BA4SlB
Over 4,300 ballistic vests have been donated to law enforcement dogs since 2009. If you are in need of a FREE vest for your K9 partner visit: https://bit.ly/3zOu07i #vestedk9 #k9protection #k9gear #k9livesmatter
September 1st is National Police K-9 Day! It's a special day to honor Police Dogs and to memorialize those fallen Police K-9's that gave their lives in the line of duty.  This is a day to thank them for putting their lives on the line everyday for our freedom and safety.
It’s a fair question!
It is with saddened hearts that Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. informs you of the line of duty death of  K9 Axel of  Kent County Sheriff's Office who died after suffering a medical emergency during a short track for a potentially armed home invasion suspect.

"As an agency, we are heartbroken," said Sheriff LaJoye-Young. "A K9 is a partner to their handler and an incredibly special member of our KCSO family. We will forever be grateful for Axel’s service to the residents of Kent County.

We are already so humbled by the love and support shown to our agency. Members of the Grand Rapids Police Department K9 Unit, the Michigan State Police K9 Unit, the Wyoming Police Department K9 Unit, the Montcalm County Sheriff's Office K9 Unit, the Plainfield Township Fire Department, and the Cedar Springs Fire Department assisted with a procession from Animal Emergency Hospital to Axel's personal vet, Cedar Animal Hospital. Thank you to the dedicated staff at Animal Emergency Hospital and Cedar Animal Hospital for their incredibly caring and comforting hearts.

K9 Axel has been with the KCSO since May 2019. He was our agency’s only explosive detection dog and was assigned to the Community Services Unit with handler Deputy Krystal Stuart. Please keep K9 Axel and Deputy Stuart in your thoughts and prayers".
VIK9s Healthcare Program pays the annual premiums for medical insurance policies for active duty K9s. To see if your K9 is eligible and more info go to: https://bit.ly/2V64cFf
Photo of K9 Blitz & Deputy Randy Stein of Adams County Sheriff's Office, CO, by Winks Photography
Paw-ty time!
K9 Negan of Warrensburg PD, MO is ready for action or belly rubs in his new bullet and stab protective vest from Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.  K9 Negan’s vest was sponsored by The Humane Society of the United States and embroidered with the sentiment “Honoring those who served and sacrificed”.
We are saddened to learn of the passing of K9 Silas of Fairfax County Police Department on Saturday 8/21/21. K9 Silas and his brother, K9 Bolt, joined FCPD in 2013 as puppies and began serving the community after a year of training. In the fall of 2020, Silas was diagnosed with cancer. The prognosis was grim, even with radiation and chemotherapy. Silas responded well to treatment and lived beyond the veterinarian’s expectations. Silas worked through the pain and treatment, doing what he loved most - tracking critically missing persons.

On Saturday morning, Silas's journey with cancer came to an end. His handler knew he had run his last track and could do no more. He helped reunite countless  families and put smiles on so many faces. Run free beloved Silas. Thank you for your service, K9 Silas.
Happy National Dog Day to all the companion and working dogs who enrich our lives, protect us and give us unconditional love and devotion each and every day. A good reason to acknowledge and do something nice for the special dogs in our lives.
Become one with your inner squirrel!
A little working dog Wednesday humor to start your day...
Sad news to share. K9 Rajko, who served the Olmsted County Sheriff's Office for 8 years, recently passed away from cancer. During his career, K9 Rajko received numerous awards during K9 trials. Rajko's partner, Sgt. Ryan Mangan, was with him when he passed.

RIP sweet Rajko.
Say it again...😂
K9 VIK (our simulator first aid dog) sharing some safety tips with McGruff the Crime Dog in Valparaiso, IN. K9 VIK was donated by us to help train first responders to administer medical care to K9s.
K9 Zeus pictured with Handler, Deputy Casey Lehr of Carbon County Sheriff’s Office, WY has received a bullet and stab protective vest from Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Zeus’ vest was embroidered with the sentiment “This gift of protection provided by Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.”.
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Who else's Sunday looks like this?
What a very GOOD BOY, K9 Buzz!!

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Don't sweat it, the weekend is almost here!
Show your support for the men, women and dogs that walk the Thin Blue Line with this premium quality dog collar. Perfect for walking and training. Available in multiple sizes. https://bit.ly/3BGHJ1Y
Soon-to-be-Vested & Protected! K9 Oscar of Leesville Police Department, LA will receive a bullet and stab protective vest from Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Oscar’s vest is sponsored by Don and Misty Fike of the Donald E. Fike Family Foundation and will be embroidered with the sentiment “Born to Love-Trained to Serve-Loyal Always”. Delivery is expected within eight to ten weeks.
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Let's get to the good stuff!
Congrats to K9 Rex! He'll be getting a protective vest from VIK9s in the coming weeks.

https://bit.ly/3k4Ngae
Big help they are...😂
Back to school! For K9 trainee Jack of the Jay County School Corporation, he will soon be hitting the halls as an official K9 Officer! Jack's training will be complete by the spring, just in time for him to report for duty in the 2022-2023 school year.

https://bit.ly/3iQ5ugy
K9 Chase along with his partner, Officer Tara Poremba of the Chicago Police Department making a new friend. #bestbuds #k9life
Another K9 vested & protected! Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office K9 Lima has received a bullet and stab protective vest from Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Lima’s vest was embroidered with the sentiment “Gifted by Hill Country Well Pet, PLLC”

"The Calhoun County Sheriff's Office is pleased to have Lima in service with her partner, Cpl. James Monroy. We are extremely grateful to Vested Interest in K9s for their generous gift.
If you see Lima around the county, please say hello. She is very friendly and loves people". - Sheriff Bobbie Vickery
Not all vests are created equal! Covering vital organs, made in the USA and NIJ Certified is the vest product a K9 will receive from Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. We have done our homework to ensure the best possible protection, sleek design and ease of maneuverability for our four-legged heroes. Just ask the 4300 plus law enforcement K9s and their handlers who have received a donated vest. https://bit.ly/3hIsaii
Have a great Sunday!
He's got a point....
K9 Luiz just minutes into his first shift back from his days off and training. K9 Loki has been working hard as well, assisting SWAT and some of the other K9 teams with the Hall of Fame events in Canton. Good boys! 🐕
Geneva County Sheriff's Office, AL -  K9 Dazey has received a donation of body armor. The bullet and stab protective vest from Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. will give Dazey an added layer of protection. K9 Dazey's vest was sponsored by Christine Scalise of Capri Glass, Inc. Coraopolis, PA and embroidered with the sentiment "In memory of Luke".
Vero Beach FL - Indian River County Sheriff’s Office K9s Ruckus, Bane, Remy and Doc will receive bullet & stab protective vests from Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. The vests are sponsored by Don & Misty Fike of the Donald E. Fike Family Foundation and will be embroidered with the sentiment “Born to Love-Trained to Serve-Loyal Always”.  Delivery is expected within eight to ten weeks. #k9vest
Ultimate Protection for Your Partner donated by Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.!
K9 handlers, if you are in need of a FREE ballistic vest, custom fitted, covering full vital organs with NIJ certified panels and made in the USA. Please qualify your K9 partner at  https://bit.ly/3lVc6Mi
Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. August 2021 calendar Celebrities, Officer James Decrisantis and his best girl, K9 Mika of the Meriden Police Department in CT.
Photo courtesy of Kim Carino Photography
#vik9s #partnership #k9love #workingdog #nijcertified #policek9
It's our favorite song...how about yours?
Another K9, vested & protected!

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It's a real condition!
Good - albeit a little cheese - advice! 😆
Have a great Sunday!
There's nothing like unconditional love ❤️
Our full color calendar, autographed by November 2021 celebrity team, K9 Onexx and Officer Sean Dooley of Villa Hills Police Department, Kentucky. Limited supply. $20 at the VIK9s on-line store. https://bit.ly/3ie62LI
100% of the proceeds will be utilized to provide equipment and services for law enforcement K9s nationwide.
K9 Oakley helps Salinas police in back-to-back busts

SALINAS, Calif. (KION) K9 Oakley helped officers with the Salinas Police Department recover illegal drugs and weapons Saturday.

Officers were dispatched to the Harden Ranch Plaza over a report of a stolen car. The suspect was inside of Michael's when officers arrived. Police say he was also on felony probation.

The suspect was taken into custody for being in possession of a stolen car. While in transit, Oakley helped locate some meth that had been in his pocket.

That suspect was booked into the Monterey County Jail.

Later that same day, Oakley located over two ounces of cocaine and two loaded, unregistered handguns during a patrol search. The suspect had drugs in both his car and hotel room.

According to the Salinas Police Department, that suspect now faces narcotics and weapons charges. Nice work Oakley!

News / Salinas
We "wuff" you and all the great supplies we received! #amazonwishlist #vik9sdonate
Another K9 protected! Wellford Police Department’s K9 Echo has received a bullet and stab protective vest from Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Echo’s vest was sponsored by Cheryl Marie of Naples, FL and embroidered with the sentiment “This gift of protection provided by Dino & Brandi”.
VIK9s Healthcare Program pays the annual premiums for medical insurance policies for active duty K9s. To see if your K9 is eligible and more info go to: https://bit.ly/2V3NKVj
Photo of K9 Blitz & Randy Stein of Adams County Sheriff's Office, CO, by Winks Photography
Sadly...all good weekends must come to an end! Hope yours was great!
Enjoy your sundog...and your Sunday! 😁
Hope you're having a great weekend!
....and don't think you can hide either!
"K9 Harry is getting a vest!  Yay!  Thank you, Vested Interest in K9's!  We gotta keep our boy safe!" - Gentry PD, AR
Gentry Police Department’s K9 Harry will receive a bullet and stab protective vest soon.  K9 Harry’s vest is sponsored by Nancy Coleman of Aldan, PA and will be embroidered with the sentiment “Born to Love-Trained to Serve-Loyal Always”.  Delivery is expected within eight to ten weeks.
Over 4,300 ballistic vests have been donated to law enforcement dogs since 2009. If you are in need of a FREE vest for your K9 partner visit: https://bit.ly/3AkJ3Xi #vestedk9 #k9protection #k9gear #k9livesmatter
You can always count on a Malinois for a good dose of crazy 😅
Surreee....blame kitty!
Show your support for Vested Interest in K9s and the working dogs when you purchase items from our on-line store. https://bit.ly/3xMJMP6
You can help support our mission by purchasing things we need to run our organization from our Amazon wish list.  Check out our wishlist at https://amzn.to/3ivyicA #amazonwishlist #vik9sdonate
Check out Thin Blue Line USA, where you can purchase Thin Blue Line gear for yourself, and your four-legged family members!
When you shop the link below, a portion of the proceeds will go to support our work here at VIK9s! Thank you for your support!
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Soon-to-be-vested! Indiana State Police Department’s K9 Mika will receive a bullet and stab protective vest from VIK9s, Inc. K9 Mika’s vest is sponsored by a fundraiser hosted by Jessica Sutton of the American Legion Riders Post #497 and will be embroidered with the sentiment “In memory of Dylan Michael Beck #43”. Delivery is expected within eight to ten weeks. #k9vest #vestedprotected
Alcatraz East Crime Museum in TN to highlight importance of law enforcement K9s with special exhibit https://bit.ly/3eIv5Wk
Get your Friday face on, the weekend's almost here!
Our full color calendar, autographed by November 2021 celebrity team, K9 Onexx and Officer Sean Dooley of Villa Hills Police Department, Kentucky. Limited supply. $20 at the VIK9s on-line store. https://bit.ly/3ie62LI
100% of the proceeds will be utilized to provide equipment and services for law enforcement K9s nationwide.
Well suited! K9 Jessie of Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office in CO has received a donation of body armor from Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.  K9 Jessie’s vest was sponsored by Darby Kelly and Vanessa Ernissee of Heroes with Paws and embroidered with the sentiment “Gifted by Heroes with Paws”. #k9vest #k9protection
Sharing is caring, after all!
Tune in to A&E Tuesday, July 20 at 8pm to see Sergeant Laprade and VIK9s vest recipient, K9 Mattis compete on America’s Top Dog! GO TEAM MATTIS! #TopDogAE
How was your weekend....?
Summer weekends go by too fast!
Are you having a ruff Sunday? We hope not!
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