Here’s how this equipment both helps Max and Deputy Morse on the job.
A multi-threat vest protects against standard issue caliber rounds for common guns and offers additional protection for stabbing weapons, like prison shanks or other blunt force puncture objects. The vest is inserted into a carrier made of a rip-stop material that helps to deflect punctures as well. This vest provides the same level of protection that the human counterparts of these K9s are required to wear for their job.
K9 Max is a two-year-old Belgian Malinois certified in Patrol and Narcotics. He is assigned to Deputy Jared Morse of the Itasca County MN Sheriff’s Office. Max is very high drive and excels in narcotics detection and tracking. He loves people but loves his tennis balls even more.
NOTE: The funds collected as part of this fundraiser will be allocated to the agency’s Equipment Grant Application with Hero K9 for their K9. Should the application status change and/or if donations received are in excess of the goal amount, donations will be directed to the organization’s general fund to provide additional equipment grants and cover operational costs and/or other business-related expenses.