Moss Point K9 Buddy to receive new vest in honor of Exo
Moss Point K9 Buddy, who was injured in the line of duty on March 29, will receive a new stab- and bullet-proof vest that also honors a fallen comrade.
Moss Point Police announced this morning that Vest Interest in K9s, a non-profit that donates vests to K9 officers, is sending Buddy a vest thanks to sponsors Brian and Lisa King of Columbia, CT. The vest, which is U.S. made, custom-fitted and certified by the National Institute of Justice, will have embroidered on it, “In Memory of Exo.”
Exo, a K9 with the Pascagoula Police Department, died in the line of duty on June 24. He was shot while pursuing suspect.
The delivery is expected in eight to 10 weeks.
Vested Interest in K9s, a non-profit out of Massachusetts, provides these vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies in the U.S. Since its inception in 2009, Vested Interest in K9s has provided more than 4,600 vests to dogs in all 50 states, thanks to private and corporate donations.
The vests, which weigh 4 to 5 pounds, comes with a five-year warranty. A donation of $960 will fund a vest for a service K9 and has a value of $1,700 to $2,200 each.