Sheriff’s Office K9 Arry Receives Donated Protective Vest

Sheriff’s Office K9 Arry Receives Donated Protective Vest

K9 Arry poses in the new donated protective vest with handler Deputy Sheriff Amanda Buller. Courtesy photo

SWEETWATER COUNTY — Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office K9 Sergeant Arry recently received a bullet and stab protective vest.

K9 Sergeant Arry is a 5-year-old Belgian Malinois from Czechia trained in obedience, narcotics detection, tracking, article search, area search, building search, apprehension, and handler protection. Arry’s assigned human partner and handler is Deputy Sheriff Amanda Buller.

The vest is a charitable donation made possible through Vested Interest in K9s, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization whose mission is to equip law enforcement and other related agencies throughout the United States with bullet and stab protective vests and additional assistance for their working K9 partners. Since its inception in 2009, Vested Interest in K9s has provided over 5,435 vests to K9s in all 50 states, valued at $6.9 million and made possible only by private and corporate donations.

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This lifesaving program is open to US working dogs at least 20 months old, actively employed, and certified with law enforcement or related agencies. K9s with expired body armor vests are also eligible to participate. Currently, there are an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s nationwide.

Robert Willens LLC, of New York, New York, sponsored K9 Arry’s vest, embroidered with the sentiment “Gifted by Robert Willens LLC.”