SYRACUSE — The police department soon will be the first in Utah to benefit from a gift of bulletproof vests for its canine officers, Kade and Drake.
The dogs will be receiving ballistic vests in the next few months, thanks to a nationwide Groupon event.
The vests will be a gift from Vested Interest in K-9s. Inc., a nonprofit organization and charity partner selected by Groupon Grassroots to participate in raising funds.
Sandy Marcal, president of Vested Interest in K-9s, Inc., said she started the effort in Massachusetts 13 years ago, providing vests for dogs in her state, an effort she has expanded to include dogs from across the country. She said Kade and Drake are the first dogs she has outfitted in Utah.