THORNTON, Colo. (CBS4) – A nonprofit group helped outfit a police dog with new, life-saving gear on Friday. Vested Interest gave a bulletproof vest to Axel with the Thornton Police Department.

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Thornton Police Department K9 Officer Axel to receive a bulletproof vest. (credit: CBS)

Over the pas 10 years, the group has donated 3,200 vests to K9s all over the country. Each vest is estimated to be valued between $1,744 and $2,283. It comes with a five year warranty.

Axel will get his in the next couple of months.

For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities with Vested Interest, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts tax-deductible donations of any denomination at www.vik9s.org or mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718.

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