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THP Receives Donation of Protective Canine Vests

Press release from the Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security; February 5, 2015:

NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) today received bullet and stab protective vests for eight canines during a special presentation at the agency’s Training Center in Nashville.  The protective vests were donated by PetArmor® and Vested Interest in K9s.

“Our canines are as valued as our state troopers,” Colonel Tracy Trott said. “We would not have been able to provide our canines with this level of protection without the generous donation from PetArmor and Vested Interest in K9s. We are grateful for their contribution.”

The canine protective vests cost approximately $950 each.

The protective vests will benefit the following THP canine teams:

  • Trooper Sherman Lingo and K-9 Rico
  • Trooper Michael Kilpatrick and K-9 Bak
  • Trooper Todd Logan and K-9 CJ
  • Trooper Brad Atkinson and K-9 Charlie
  • Trooper Michael Wilson and K-9 Foster
  • Trooper Michael Loftis and K-9 Euro
  • Trooper Shane Moore and K-9 Rusty
  • Trooper Robert Woody and K-9 Jessie

PetArmor, a flea and tick brand of Perrigo Animal Health, is dedicated to protecting canine officers across the nation. In 2013, PetArmor along with Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. — a nonprofit organization that provides bullet and stab protective vests to police organizations nationwide — vested 25 dogs in Florida, Texas and Maryland. This year, PetArmor donated another 25 police dog vests that will benefit canine officers at police departments in Florida, Nevada, Michigan and Tennessee.

For more information about the partnership between PetArmor and Vested Interest in K9s, Inc., visit