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Louisiana police department’s K-9 to get new protective vest

February 2, 2019

DENHAM SPRINGS, La. (AP) — A K-9 officer with a Louisiana police department is getting a new bullet and stab protective vest.

WBRZ-TV reports the Denham Springs Police Department’s officer, Koi, is getting the new equipment through a donation by Vested Interest in K9s Inc.

A news release says Koi is a Belgian Malinois who has been on duty with his partner since 2018.

The vest is sponsored by Jessica Brighenty, Julie Brighenty-Fitzgerald, and friends. Officials say the vest will be embroidered with the sentiment “In honor of John Henry Brighenty.”

Delivery is expected within eight to 10 weeks.

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Information from: WBRZ-TV, http://www.wbrz.com

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