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CCPD’s K9s now fully outfitted with ballistic vests

By Staff | Jul 31, 2019

The Cape Coral Police Department’s K9s are now fully outfitted with ballistic vests, with the last two K9s receiving theirs courtesy of Joey’s Legacy Inc. and Survival Armor.

According to the CCPD, today, July 31, K9 Unit Sgt. Derosso and K9 Dallas as well as Ofc. Deberardinis and K9 Jax met in the department lobby where Dallas and Jax received their ballistic vests. These vests were made possible due to a kind donation from Joey’s Legacy Inc. and its founder/president, Scott Fine. The vests were manufactured by Survival Armor, and will be utilized by Dallas and Jax as they perform their duties.

“K9 Dallas, K9 Jax and the rest of their K9 partners are out on the streets in the same dangerous situations as their human counterparts, and each and every one of them would put their lives on the line for their officer handlers or for a citizen. We are extremely grateful to Joey’s Legacy and Survival Armor for assisting us in protecting these brave members of our police department,” said Master Cpl. Phil Mullen of the department’s Public Affairs Office.