Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Media Opportunity: Donated K9 Vest Presentation Thursday

WHAT: K9 vest presentation

WHEN: Thursday, April 11

TIME: 10 a.m.

WHERE: Collier County Sheriff’s Office headquarters, 3319 U.S. 41 E., East Naples.
**Note to media: Please come to the PIO lobby.

SUMMARY: Two Collier County Sheriff’s Office K9s will receive protective vests, thanks to a donation from retired law enforcement officers.

Members of the Retired Law Enforcement Association of Southwest Florida will present protective bullet- and stab-resistant vests for K9s Disco and Kerel at a news conference Thursday.

The donation means that all seven CCSO K9s will have vests.

The nonprofit group based in Port Charlotte has more than 90 members retired from local, state and federal law enforcement organizations. The group seeks to ensure every K9 in Southwest Florida has a vest.

The vests, which retail for $1,500 apiece, are high-tech, lightweight and custom-fitted to each dog.