Grand Junction K9 ‘Nero’ Gets New Duds
Grand Junction K9 Officer Nero will soon be sporting new duds in the form of a state-of-the-art stab and bullet resistant vest.
The vest, provided by Vested Interest in K9s, Inc., comes in at roughly four to five pounds and runs somewhere around $2,000.00. The protective gear, proudly made in the USA, even comes with a five-year warranty.
Nero's new vest will bear an inscription:
In loving memory of K9 Gero, EOW 5/6/04.”
Gero and his handler, Officer Earthman, were responding to assist another officer when Gero was shot and killed by a wanted fugitive.
Nero will receive his new vest in a couple of months. In the meantime, if you would like to volunteer with Vested Interest in K9s, call 508-824-6978.