Archive | May 2019

Killeen Police K9’s Awarded Protective Vest

Killeen Police Department’s K9 Arco, Merlin and Edy will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Arco and Merlin’s vest will be embroidered with the sentiment “In memory of K9 Ty, California City Police Department”. K9 Edy’s vest will be embroidered with the sentiment “In memory of K9 Rocco, Pittsburgh Bureau of Police”. Delivery is expected within eight to ten weeks.

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Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c (3) charity located in East Taunton, MA whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 3,400 protective vests, in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a value of $5.7 million dollars.

The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 20 months of age. New K9 graduates, as well as K9s with expired vests, are eligible to participate.

The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $950.00. Each vest has a value between $1,744 – $2,283 and a five-year warranty, and an average weight of 4-5 lbs. There is an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States. For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts tax-deductible donations of any denomination at www.vik9s.org or mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Searching for Elderly Man

Killeen Police need your help locating an elderly man with dementia.

64 year-old, Mario Urbina, was last seen in the 900 block of Hall Street around 4:00 p.m. late this afternoon. He left on foot eastbound towards Nolanville where he resides.

He was last seen wearing a brown hat, like the one in the photo, khaki pants and jacket and Nike shoes. Mario is approximately 5’5” tall and weighs approximately 155 pounds.

Mario is fairly new to the area and his family is concerned.

If you have seen or know the whereabouts of Mario, please call the Killeen Police Department at 254-501-8830.

Killeen Police K9 Awarded Bullet and Stab Protective Vest

Killeen Police Department’s K9 Jaxx will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Jaxx’s vest is sponsored by Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. 2019 craft fair fundraiser and will be embroidered with the sentiment “In memory of K9 Kilo, Seekonk Police Department, MA”.

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Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c (3) charity located in East Taunton, MA whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 3,400 protective vests, in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a value of $5.7 million dollars.

The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 20 months of age. New K9 graduates, as well as K9s with expired vests, are eligible to participate.

The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $950.00. Each vest has a value between $1,744 – $2,283 and a five-year warranty, and an average weight of 4-5 lbs. There is an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States. For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts tax-deductible donations of any denomination at www.vik9s.org or mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department