NC sheriff’s K-9 officer fitted for donated bullet-proof vest

vestJACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) — A German Shepard who works with a North Carolina sheriff’s office has been fitted for a bullet-proof vest, which will be donated to the K-9 officer.

K9 Blek is being protected from bullets and knives thanks to a donation from the nonprofit group Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. Each vest has a value between $1,795 – $2,234 and a five-year warranty, and an average weight of 4-5 lbs.

Blek, whose handler is Deputy C. Cintron of the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office, is trained and certified in narcotics, tracking and patrol.

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