Marion Police department will receive a bulletproof and stab-proof vest for its police dog.
The department applied to the Vested Interest in K9s, Inc., a non-profit organization based in Massachusetts, to receive a vest worth $950 with a five-year warranty. After applying in early March, Police Chief Tyler Mermis said he expects to receive a vest for Ana by July or August.
Of more than 100 applicants for the program, Mermis said the department was applicant No. 7. The vest was originally intended for Raven before she retired with hip dysplasia. Mermis said the vest should fit the department’s new dog Ana.