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3 Pulaski County K-9 officers given bulletproof vests

PULASKI COUNTY, Ark.- Members of the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office received an extra layer of protection Friday, thanks to a donation.

Three K-9 officers were issued bullet-proof vests. 

The donation was made by the 60th chapter of the Fraternal Order of Eagles.

Sheriff Eric Higgins says the vests are critical, especially what the K-9's do to protect and serve. 

"Last year, we had nationally, 27 K-9s die in the line of duty, and 10 of them died because they were shot," says Sheriff Higgins.

The vests cost a total of $4,200. 

As a result of the donation, every K-9 in the sheriff's office is now equipped with a bulletproof vest.

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