Marshall County K-9 Receives Ballistic Vest

Marshall County Police Department K-9 Arras will soon be sporting a ballistic vest, thanks to a successful promotion. The department applied for a grant from the nationwide group “Vested Interest in K9’s, Inc.” They teamed up with the popular website Groupon to raise money for four-legged crime fighters who put their lives on the line for the community and their partner. In 2013 the nonprofit raised more than $155,000 in a week to buy ballistic vests for 163 law enforcement dogs in 30 states. Nationwide there are an estimated 30,000 police dogs. Arras has been a member of the Marshall County Police Department’s force for about a year. Each vest costs $950 and has a five-year warranty. The program is open to law enforcement dogs who are US employed, certified and at least 19 months of age. Anyone who would like to contribute to “Vested Interest In K9’s, Inc.” through the Groupon promotion can visit