The Duluth Police Department announced that it received a gift for K9 unit Vili, a new protective vest with a touching tribute.

The non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s donated the vest to the Duluth Police Department which will be delivered in 8-10 weeks and embroidered with the sentiment “In memory of K9 Haas, Duluth Police Department, MN”.

Duluth Police K9 Haas was killed in the line of duty in January of 2019 while responding to a domestic assault with a weapon call on West Skyline Parkway. Since his death, many fundraisers have happened and several vests have been donated in the K9's honor.
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Vested Interest in K9s has donated more than 4,000 vests to law enforcement dogs,  over 1,300 K9 opioid reversal NARCAN kits, and much more. You can get more information about the non-profit and learn how to adopt a vest here. The vests are made in the USA and are custom fitted for each dog.

Each 4-5-pound vest costs anywhere from $1,744 - $,283 and Vested Interest in K9s says a donation of $960 will sponsor one vest for a working K9 officer, which there are about 3000 working in the United States today.