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Indiana State Police K9, Apache, receives new uniform

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Apache, Indiana State Police Department’s star K9 has been selected to receive a bullet and stab protective vest from a non-profit organization’s donation.

Vested Interest in K9’s, Inc. is located in Massachusetts and their mission is to provide the protective vests for the dogs of law enforcement all over the United States.

The non-profit sponsored “Chive on Indiana” which made the donation to Apache possible.

The program can only provide vests to dogs that are actively employed in law enforcement or related agencies, newly graduated, or at least 20-months-old.

Apache should expect his new uniform in about eight to ten weeks.

He was shot in the neck while on duty in October 2017.

The donation for Apache’s vest was $950.00.

According to ISP, there is an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s nationally.

For more information, call 508-824-6978.

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts tax-deductible donations of any denomination at www.vik9s.org or mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718.

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