K-9’s bulletproof vest honors fallen officer

Kalamazoo and Battle Creek
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KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — A Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office dog will get a new bulletproof vest honoring the fallen officer for whom he is named.

Twenty-month-old German shepherd Roseco will get a vest will reads “In memory of Officer Collin Rose EOW 11/23/16.”

Rose, a native of the Richland area and an officer at Wayne State University, was shot and killed while on duty Nov. 22, 2016, and died the next day. He was 29.

The Officer Collin Rose Memorial Foundation paid for Roseco’s vest, which will arrive in eight to 10 weeks.

The donation was made in partnership with Vested Interest in K-9s, a Massachusetts-based nonprofit that works get stab- and bulletproof vests for police dogs around the country. It has provided several of them to departments in West Michigan. Each vest costs about $950.

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