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Metropolis PD K-9 awarded ballistic vest

Metropolis Police K-9 Jocobo was recently awarded a ballistic vest. (Source: Metropolis PD/Facebook) Metropolis Police K-9 Jocobo was recently awarded a ballistic vest. (Source: Metropolis PD/Facebook)
(Source: Metropolis PD) (Source: Metropolis PD)
METROPOLIS, IL (KFVS) -

The Metropolis, Illinois Police Department's K-9 has been awarded a bullet and stab protection vest.

According to the police department's Facebook page, K-9 Jocobo was awarded the vest thanks to a non-profit organization called Vested Interest in K9s, Inc., and was sponsored by Staci Goveia of Lynwood, Ill.

They say Jocobo's vest will be embroidered with the sentiment: "In memory of K9 Kye, Oklahoma City Police Department."

Jocobo is a young adult Belgian Malinois who was bought from Little Rock K9 Academy in Arkansas following the retirement of the previous K9, Bugsy. His many certifications include: narcotics detection, officer protection, tracking and searching and building and article searches.

His handler is Officer Tim Davis.

For more information on Vested Interest, you can click here.

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