All seven dogs in the Frederick County (MD) Sheriff's K-9 Unit have been fitted with bulletproof vests.

These new acquisitions are designed to protect the unit's dogs from most kinds of ballistics, and two even guard against stab wounds.

The department was able to purchase the vests, which can cost as much as $700 apiece, thanks to a donation from the Catoctin Kennel Club and the Maryland-based group Justice for Dogs.
Abstracted by the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC) from the Frederick News-Post (MD); (06/19/07); Fortney, Sarah.