Brookfield Police K9 Argo will receive a bullet and stab protective vest through a charitable donation from Vested Interest in K9s, Incorporate. K9 Argo’s vest is sponsored by a fundraiser hosted by Protectors of Animals of East Hartford and will be embroidered with the sentiment “This gift of protection provided by Protectors of Animals”.
Delivery is expected within eight to ten weeks.
(Photo: Brookfield Police, Facebook)
The non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s has provided bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States since in 2009. Over 2,800 protective vests, in 50 states, have been donated through private and corporate donations. The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $950.
Brookfield Police Sgt. Jeff Osuch is Argo’s handler. Argo is a Belgian Malinois that was born in the USA. Argo joined the Brookfield Police Department in June of 2016.
Argo is trained and certified in the following areas: searching for illegal drugs, searching for evidence connected with a crime, tracking criminals and missing/lost persons, and handler protection alone with the ability to chase and apprehend criminals. Argo is also trained to act as a deterrent and back up police officers in dangerous situations. This is Sgt. Osuch’s second time as a K-9 handler for the Brookfield Police Department.