Benton County Steps Up To Protect K9 After Seattle Police Dog Was Stabbed

Images courtesy of Benton County Sheriff’s Office

KENNEWICK, Wash. – In light of recent events, the Benton County Sheriff’s Foundation is launching an initiative to purchase a Kevlar vest to protect Sable, a trusted K9 police officer who works hard to keep the area safe from Tri -Cities.

According to Lt. Jason Erickson of the Benton County Sheriff’s Office, the foundation is looking to purchase a protective vest that costs $2,600. Not only do they fundraise themselves, but they have asked community members who want to support their cause to donate.

Although it may seem like an expensive vest, it could save K9 Sable’s life.

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On January 5, 2022, it was reported that K9 Jedi, a Seattle police dog in the line of duty, was killed after a suspect stabbed the dog with a knife. This special vest is designed to protect the dog’s most crucial areas from being exposed during work.

Sable works with Benton County Sheriff’s Office Deputies, the Tri-City Regional SWAT Team, and neighboring agencies to tackle high-risk operations in our area. The K9 searches for missing persons and evidence while helping to locate and apprehend violent suspects.

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This vest will protect the police dog from stab wounds, shrapnel and bullets fired from common handguns.

If you would like to donate to the cause, you can do so by mailing a check to the Benton County Sheriff’s Foundation at 8220 W Gage Blvd, #176 Kennewick, WA 99336. You can also visit their website by clicking here .

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