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Protection for Moline's K9 Officer

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Moline Police Department
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Thanks to a non-profit organization in Massachusetts, a member of the Moline Police Department will be well-protected on the job. The department has received a ballistic vest for its K-9 officer, Luna, a Belgian Malinois. 

The gift comes from the organization, Vested Interest in K9's, and the manufacturer, Armor Express, in Michigan. 
Luna's handler, officer Jon Genisio says the vest will help protect the dog when dealing with armed suspects. 
Since Vested Interest in K9's was founded in 2009, donations of more than 1 million dollars have paid for ballistic vests for more than 12-hundred law enforcement dogs across the country.