K-9 set to receive body armor in Worcester County
A K-9 with the Worcester County’s Sheriff’s office is reportedly set to receive body armor.
The Worcester County Sherriff’s office says K9 Karma will get a bullet and stab protective vest due to a generous donation from nonprofit organization, Vested Interest in K9s, Incorporated. Staci Govenia of Lynnwood, Illinois reportedly provided Karma’s vest, and the vest will have “In memory of K9 Jethro – 9K4K9 EOW 1/10/2016” sown on it
Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c (3) located in East Taunton, MA. The charity’s mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other help to law enforcement and related agencies dogs nationwide. The organization was created in 2009 to help police with providing lifesaving body armor for K9 officers. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. has provided almost 2,000 protective vests, in 49 states, with individual and corporate donations, at a cost of almost two million dollars, since they began.
The Worcester County Sheriff’s Office had had a K-9 unit for almost 50 years, and officials say Worcester County Sheriff Reggie Mason was one of the first K-9 handlers for the Sheriff’s Office.
K-9 Karma’s handler is Corporal Ramey. Corporal. Ramey is a 15-year-veteran with the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office and has been a K-9 handler for eight years.
To get more information about volunteer opportunities or other information, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. gives information, event dates, and accepts any donations on their website or that are mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718.
Karma is expected to get the armor in eight to ten weeks.