The Knox Police Department’s K-9 O’Neill will soon be equipped with a brand new ballistics vest thanks to a generous donation.
Sergeant Chad Dulin, who serves as the city’s K-9 officer delivered the monthly report for the police department at Wednesday morning’s Board of Works meeting.
During the report, Sergeant Dulin said a $1,000 donation was received and those funds were utilized to order a new vest for his K-9 partner.
He told members, “It’s a really good vest, one of the best ones out. It’s obviously bulletproof and stab-proof. It is 5 lbs and 3 ounces so he can wear it all day long. Not ‘okay, I think this is going to be a big call and then put it on him,’ he can wear it all day.”
Dulin remarked that this vest is one of the lightest ones that he’s come across.
O’Neill is a certified dual purpose K-9 who specializes in narcotics and tracking. He joined the force in 2016 after being purchased from Vohne Liche Kennels.
Sergeant Dulin added that he will be attending a one-day recertification course at Vohne Liche on December 5th.