Elkhart Police Dog Diego Getting Body Armor
By: Mike Stiles - Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Elkhart Police K-9 Officer Diego (photo courtesy of Elkhart Police Department)

(ELKHART) – A member of the Elkhart Police Department is getting some new equipment.

Police Chief Dan Milanese says K-9 Officer Diego is going to receive a bullet and stab protective vest. The non profit organization Vested Interest In K9’s Inc., has donated a vest that will help protect him while performing his duties.

Diego is a two year old Dutch Shepherd, and his handler is Corporal Voss. The Elkhart Police Department has four other police dogs.

The vest is expected to arrive in 8 to 10 weeks. Each vest is custom fitted and has a value of $1,800.


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