On Friday, Miami’s K-9 unit dogs walked out of the police department wearing some brand new gear. This gear is designed to help keep the K-9s safe when working. Learn more about the bullet and stab proof vests donated to the Miami K-9 unit here.
Pet Armor was Donated to Miami K-9 Unit
The new K-9 gear was donated to the Miami police department by a company called Pet Armor. This Armor is stab proof and bulletproof, which will help keep Miami police dogs safer. Miami’s Police Chief Rodolfo Llanes explained that the police department wanted to make a big show of the new police gear because they believe it is important to showcase donations. When people help the department, the Miami police department wants everyone to know about it.
Fallen K-9 Officer was Remembered During Showcase
Police Chief Llanes also took a moment to remember a fallen K-9 officer during the new gear showcase. Altas, a K-9 officer, died in 2000 as a result of a gunshot wound that he received in the line of duty. Atlas was shot and killed while chasing an armed carjacking suspect. Altas’ handler, Officer Cooper, deployed the K-9 to arrest the suspect. When the two officers closed in on the suspect, the suspect turned and shot Altas point blank. Atlas was rushed to the vet and underwent surgery. Unfortunately, he died a few hours later. The suspect is now serving a life sentence.
Miami K-9 Officers are Wearing New Design
The new K-9 bulletproof vests are unique because of their design. The new design allows K-9 officers to enjoy ballistic protection in the field. Had the department been required to purchase the ballistic canine vests, it would have cost the department $950 each. However, thanks to a donation from Pet Armor, the police department was able to get the gear for free.
Military Boot Superstore Salutes Pet Armor
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