Lexington County Sheriff’s Office K-9 gets new body armor

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.”

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