Six West Valley City police dogs are about to receive vests to protect them from guns, knives and tire irons, thanks to a Massachusetts non-profit.
The six canines Copper, Taz, Lobo, Halo, Sam and Chief will receive the ballastic vests on Tuesday. The vests help protect them from "shots, stabbings, explosives, and blunt force trauma such as being kicked, punched, or beaten with a weapon or other dangerous object such as a bat or tire iron," according to a West Valley City police news release.
In December 2013, a naked man allegedly bit Lobo's neck and clawed at his face while police were trying to take the man into custody in a Costco parking lot. Lobo was not badly hurt and returned to work the next day, Deputy Police Chief Mike Powell said at the time.