Duluth K-9 Vili receives body armor donation in memory of K-9 Haas

Duluth K-9 Vili receives body armor donation in memory of K-9 Haas Photo: Duluth Police Department

Alejandra Palacios
Updated: February 16, 2021 11:55 AM
Created: February 16, 2021 11:48 AM

Duluth Police Department’s K-9 Vili received a bullet and stab protective vest that honors the memory of K-9 Haas thanks to a donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K-9s, Inc.

K-9 Vili’s vest was embroidered with the sentiment “In memory of K-9 Haas, Duluth Police Department, MN”. K-9 Haas lost his life in the line of duty in January 2019 during a domestic assault call on Skyline Parkway.

The non-profit's mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs in law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States.

Vested Interest in K-9s, Inc. has provided over 4,183 vests to K-9s in all 50 states at a value of $6.9 million thanks to private and corporate donations.

There are an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K-9s throughout the United States. Each vest has a value of $1,744-$2,283. To learn more about the non-profit, click here.


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