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SVPD K-9 officers to get their own protective vests

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K-9 Officer Izzy and donor Barbara Thiemanna (Source: Tina Moore, PIO City of Sierra Vista) K-9 Officer Izzy and donor Barbara Thiemanna (Source: Tina Moore, PIO City of Sierra Vista)
K-9 Officer Bones and his handler Sgt. Mike Mitchell after receiving his vest (Source: Tina Moore, PIO City of Sierra Vista) K-9 Officer Bones and his handler Sgt. Mike Mitchell after receiving his vest (Source: Tina Moore, PIO City of Sierra Vista)
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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

There are two very unique Sierra Vista Police Officers receiving life-saving bullet and stab proof vests - their names Officer Bones and Officer Izzy.  Why is this so special - Officers Bones and Izzy are canines. 

Both vests were provided to the SVPD by Protect Police K-9 (PPK-9), and generous donors Ralph and Barbara  Thiemanna from Sierra Vista.  The vests also have the canines very own department patch. 

"Police dogs are working officers, just like their two-legged counterparts," said Lawrence Boutte, a Lieutenant with the SVPD, in a recent news release.  "They are trained to 'serve and protect' and will put their lives on the line while on duty.  These vests will help keep them safe in the field."

The vests were presented to the SVPD canines Thursday morning. 

For more on PPK-9 please go online to http://www.protectpolicek-9.com/

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