Published September 07, 2017. Last updated 04:02 p.m., September 05, 2017
East Haven Police Department’s K9 Ace will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from the non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Ace’s vest is sponsored by an anonymous sponsor and will be embroidered with the sentiment “Honoring those who served and sacrificed.” Delivery is expected within 8 to 10 weeks.
Vested Interest in K9s, Inc., is a 501c (3) charity which has provided more than 2,600 protective vests, in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a cost of over $2.1 million.
K9 Ace is a two year-old German shepherd and is certified in patrol, narcotics, and tracking. K9 Ace is assigned the patrol division with K9 Officer Kevin McGuire. K9 Ace became a member of the East Haven Police Department in April 2016 and began his police training in July of 2016.