Providing protective vests for police dogs

By Amy Khuu

February 15, 2014 Updated Feb 16, 2014 at 12:53 AM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) Local emergency responders are asking for your support to help get protective vests for police dogs.

The non-profit Vested Interest in K-9s partnered with Groupon for their grassroots campaign to help vest more police dogs.

Vested Interest in K-9s recently provided bullet and stab proof vests for the Binghamton Police Department, Broome County Sheriff's Office, and the Johnson City Police Department.

In January 2014 alone, four American police dogs were killed in the line of duty.

Johnson City Police Officer Brian Berdine said that each vest for this campaign will be embroidered with "In memory of the K-9 Rocco," who was stabbed to death in the line of duty in Pittsburgh last month.

Each vest costs nearly $1,000.

To participate in the campaign, HTML Help and purchase the minimum $10 donation.

The Groupon campaign runs until Wed. February 26th.

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