Mocksville K9 getting vest
Published 10:16 am Thursday, August 30, 2018
A week after he went on the job, Wrago sniffed out methamphetamine in a vehicle that had been stopped by Mocksville police for a minor traffic violation.
Two people were arrested
Wrago is Mocksville’s new K9, or police dog, or four-legged officer, handled by Cpl. Brian Hill. According to Assistant Chief Pat Reagan, Wrago is treated with the same respect as every other officer in the department.
Now, thanks to a donation from the non-profit Vested Interest in K9s, Wrago will receive his own bullet and stab resistant vest. Sponsored by an anonymous donor, Wrago’s vest will be embroidered with “Honoring those who served and sacrificed.” Delivery is expected within the next couple of months.
Since its inception in 2009, Vested Interest in K9s has provided more than 3,000 protective vests to four-legged officers, valued at $5.7 million.
The donation to provide on protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $950. Each vest has a value of between $1,744 and $2,283, weighs 4-5 pounds and has a five-year warranty.
There are an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States.
For more information, call 508-824-6978 or visit www.vik9s.org.