the north face ladies Donated vests protect Washington County K9 Unit
KOIN 6 News Staff PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN 6) The Washington County Sheriff’s Office Foundation has donated ballistic vests for every canine in the Washinton County Sheriff’s Office Canine Unit.
The Foundation, a nonprofit organization, received a donation from Mrs. Donna Lane,
a Washington County resident, whose late husband’s trust noted specifically to donate the vests for the dogs.
Tux is one of 10 K 9s with the Washington County Sheriff’s office. Tux is certified in narcotic training and is used to track or apprehend suspects a very dangerous job.
The ballistic vests make it difficult for the K 9s to be stabbed and they are bullet resistant.
One year ago, PPB K 9 Mick was shot to death while trying to apprehend some robbers. Mick was not wearing his vest that day because the vests can be a big burden on the dogs. It forces them to breathe deeper and shorter, which tires them out faster.