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Two Vancouver Police K9s receive body armor from non-profit

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Vancouver Police K9s Ivar and Tripp. (Photo: Vancouver Police Department) Vancouver Police K9s Ivar and Tripp. (Photo: Vancouver Police Department)
VANCOUVER, WA (KPTV) -

Two Vancouver Police Department K9s have received bullet and stab protective vests, and Friday was the first day the K9s tried them on.

K9s Ivar and Tripp received the vests thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. Both of the vests are embroidered with the sentiment "In memory of K9 Dakota and K9 Ike".

VPD said the K9s wore them for the first time on Friday and are still getting used to them. There is a danger of the dogs overheating in them so they're in the testing phase to see how long they can wear them at a time.

The vests were sponsored by Shana Greene of Newcastle, WA.

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