Non-profit donates body armor for K-9 officer in Pawtucket

Pawtucket police shared this photo of K-9 officer Bane, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022.

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WLNE) — A non-profit donated body armor for K-9 officer Bane of the Pawtucket Police Department.

“Vested Interest in K-9’s Inc.” donated the vest that will protect officer Bane from bullet and stab wounds.

The vest was embroidered with the message, “In memory of Officer Mike Mabardy and K9 Axel.”

Vested Interested has donated over 4,000 vests since its formation in 2009.

Each vest is made custom fitted for K-9 officers that are older than 20 months.

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