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Allegan County K9 receives new protective vest

Vested Interest in K9s donated a bullet and stab proof vest for Deputy Vereeke's Partner in Crime, Thor.

ALLEGAN COUNTY, Mich. — Thor, a 3-year-old German Shepherd who works for the Allegan County Sheriff, got a special gift on Sunday. 

Thanks to Vested Interest in K9s, Thor has received a brand new, custom-made bullet and stab-proof vest. 

Thor is specially trained in narcotics and patrol work, in partnership with his handler Deputy Scott Vereeke. The German Shepherd has been waiting for his vest since June.

Vested Interest is a charity whose mission is "to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States."

The vests cost upwards of $960 to make, though each is worth $1,744 to $2,283. Vested Interest has provided more than 4,682 vests to working K9s across all 50 states. 

This has been the fourth vest donated in the past six years to the Allegan County Sheriff Department K9s.

K9 Thor's vest is also sponsored by Great Lakes Plumbing and The Devisser Five Star Real Estate. 

Credit: Allegan County Sheriff's Office
Thor, an Allegan County Sheriff K9, in front of a cruiser.


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