POINSETT COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - A generous donation means a local law enforcement officer will be better protected against a suspect’s bullets.
K9 Officer Axel with the Poinsett County Sheriff’s Office will receive a bullet and stab protective vest from Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.
The vest, which is valued at $1,744-$2,283, will be delivered in the next 8-10 weeks, according to a social media post.
It will be embroidered with “In honor of K9 Gabo.”
Gabo, a K9 officer with Jonesboro Police Department, suffered serious injuries last December during a deadly standoff situation.
The suspect shot him several times as officers entered her apartment. Luckily, he was wearing a bulletproof vest.
He returned to duty just last month.