Sumter K-9's get vests following contest win

Sumter K-9's get vests following contest win

SUMTER COUNTY, SC (WIS) - Check out the smile on these K-9 officers!

These Sumter County Sheriff Office's K-9's are excited because they've received brand new kevlar vests. This will help keep them safe while protecting the community.

The department recently won a contest from "Keeping K-9s in Kevlar" which provided all five of the agency's K-9's with kevlar vest. Usually, each one of these vests costs more than $2,000.

The department says this contest win saved Sumter County taxpayers $11,000.

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