CLARIFICATION: Vested Interest in K9s gave the Carrboro Police Department a grant of body armor. A previous version of the article said the Carrboro Police was given a charitable donation. The Daily Tar Heel apologizes for this error.
The Carrboro Police Department announced the reception of a grant of protective body armor for the dogs in their K-9 unit on Wednesday.
K-9s Titus, Blitz and Turbo will receive vests that provide them protection from both bullets and stabs. The three vests will be embroidered with “In memory of Officer Jordan Sheldon, Mooresville, NC- EOW 5/4/19," to honor a K-9 officer with the nearby Mooresville Police Department who was shot and killed in the line of duty on May 4.
The vests are valued at up to $2,283 each.
The grant was given by Vested Interest in K9s, Inc., a Massachusetts-based nonprofit which helps to provide funding for a variety of K-9 services through grants, contributions and fundraising. These services include ballistic vests, health insurance premiums, K-9 opioid reversal kits and first aid equipment. The nonprofit has even donated a fully equipped SUV for a K-9 unit, said Sandy Marcal founder and president of Vested Interest in K9s .