LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) — A K-9 with the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department has a new protective vest.
Multiple media outlets reported that Usher got new bullet- and stab-resistant body armor Tuesday. The 2-year-old Belgian Malinois is from the Netherlands. He is the K-9 partner of Master Deputy Tom Fine.
Officials say body armor is critical to protecting an active service dog’s life.
The $2,400 for the vest was donated by the Columbia Kennel Club through the Heroes Vest Fund.
They posted a video on facebook with the caption: “Usher really wanted to get a word in at his own news conference. A big LCSD thanks to Heroes Vest Fund for the body armor that will protect our new K-9 against shooting and stabbing.”