Special to Iredell Free News

Mooresville Police Department K9s Hansel and Valor will receive protective vests honoring a pair of MPD K9s, courtesy of a donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s Inc.

Vested Interest in K9s is a 501c(3) charity whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States.

Each protective vest donation for a law enforcement K9 is $950, and the vests have a five-year warranty.

K9 Hansel’s vest will be embroidered with the sentiment, “In memory of K9 Baks, Mooresville, NC – EOW 10/2/19,” while Valor’s vest will be embroidered with “In memory of K9 Sadie, Mooresville, NC- EOW 11/20/19.”

Delivery of the body armor is expected within eight to ten weeks.

K9 Hansel currently works with Officer Jesse Scott.
K9 Valor is paired with Corporal Andrew Beck.