Police Dogs Get Special Gear

By: KAKE News
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The Sedgwick County sheriff's office has a special treat for its police dogs.

The county commission in Wichita accepted just over $3,000 in donations this week. The money is for bullet-proof vests for the dogs.

The special vests for Rommel and Blitz cost about $1,000 each.

Lieutenant Sam Houston supervises the canine unit. He says the
dogs need the protection, because their duties often place them in

The animals' tracking abilities have helped catch 12 suspects the
department says would have remained on the loose otherwise.

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