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City K9 gets ballistic vest
The Smithville Police Department K9 officer Leo has received a ballistic vest thanks to a non profit organization, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. $16,595.00 was donated to the charity from the K9 Kota Campaign, which will provide vests for seventeen K9s in KY, OH, NJ, CA and IN. The K9 Kota Campaign held an online event selling over 1350 tee shirts for the cause. K9 Kota is a law enforcement dog with the Winchester Police Department in VA who sustained a work related injury on January 3, 2014. He fell through an attic floor onto a hardwood floor while detaining a suspect.