(Faribault, MN) – The K9 officer at the Faribault Police Department is getting body armor.
Cannon will receive the bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from the non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.
The vest will be embroidered with the sentiment “In memory of K9 Major, Roseville, MN Police Department.” Major was repeatedly stabbed by a criminal in 2010 and while he survived, he suffered several serious injuries and lost the use of his hind legs. Major had to euthanized a couple years later.
Cannon and his handler, Officer Adam Marvin, hit the streets of Faribault in June of 2017. They have completed both basic canine and narcotics detection training. The generous support of Faribault residents, businesses and other supporters helped fund the purchase of K9 Cannon.
“We are grateful for the support of donors who helped provide this valuable resource for the community. We are especially thankful for the donor who funded the vest contribution which will help keep K9 Cannon safe,” commented Chief Andy Bohlen.
Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 2,800 protective vests, in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a cost of over 2.3 million dollars.
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