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Coral Gables police K-9 to receive donated bulletproof vest

Couple donates $950 for vest in memory of beloved pet

Officer Orlando Munoz with K9 Kaiser
Officer Orlando Munoz with K9 Kaiser

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – A Coral Gables police K-9 officer will soon be equipped with a bullet and stab-proof vest, thanks to a donation by a couple whose dog passed away earlier this year.

Bertram and Cindy Goldsmith donated $950 to go toward the K-9's vest, which was provided by the nonprofit organization Vested Interest in K9s Inc.

Kaiser is a 3-year-old German shepard who is certified in patrol/apprehension and explosives detection.

His vest will be embroidered with the words, "In memory of Sadie Ophelia," in honor of the Goldsmiths' beloved mix-breed dog.

Vested Interest in K9s has provided more than 1,300 K-9 officers in 49 states with vests through donations that it receives from private and corporate sponsorships.

Each vest costs $950 and has a five-year warranty.

According to police, Kaiser was born in Holland and was sent to the U.S. before his first birthday to become a police dog.

He was assigned to Coral Gables Police Officer Orlando Munoz in August 2012.

Click here for more information about Vested Interested in K9s.

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