Public Safety

VIDEO: Suiting Up: Sheriff’s K-9s Receive Protective Vests

Sheriff’s K-9s help in critical situations to find and catch suspects. As an extra set of eyes, ears and nose for deputies, they often venture into the unknown so it’s only right they are also protected on the job.

Members of the Honorary Deputy Sheriff’s Association (HDSA) donated nearly $16,000 to purchase 30 vests. The vests will protect the dog’s vital organs from most handgun rounds.

James Kecskes is a multimedia designer with the County of San Diego Communications Office.