Aurora K-9 to receive bullet- and stab-proof protective vest

AURORA, Colo. — The Aurora Police Department’s K-9, Polo, will receive a bullet- and stab-protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from the nonprofit organization Vested Interest in K9s.

Aurora Police Department K-9 Polo. (Photo: Aurora Police Department)

Polo’s vest will be embroidered with the sentiment “In memory of Mark Smith” and should arrive within a couple of months.

Vested Interest in K9s was founded in 2009, and provides bullet- and stab-protective vests to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States.

The body armor has been distributed to more than 2,600 K-9s in all 50 states. It’s made possible thanks to $2.1 million in donations.

The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K-9 is $1,050 and the organization is always looking for donations to keep the program running.