Photo: Martin County Sheriff’s Office
The Martin County Sheriff’s Office K9 Grim Reaper is set to receive body armor. The bullet and stab protective vest is a charitable donation from the non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc, and will be embroidered with the sentiment “In memory of K9 Diezel, Umass Amherst Police Department.” Delivery is expected within eight to ten weeks. The program has provided over 2,800 protective vests since 2009 through private and corporate donations. The program is open to dogs actively employed in the US with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 20 months of age.