ST. LOUIS – Three St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department K9s now have stab protective vests with the words “In memory of Captain David Dorn, St. Louis, MO-EOW 6/2/20.”
The non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s Inc. founded by Sandy Marcal recently donated the vests to Nitro, Niko, and Body.
“We were really honored to donate these vests to Nitro, Niko, and Body in memory of Captain David Dorn”, said Sandy Marcal. ” I believe in my heart he will be watching over them”.
Marcal explains that Vested Interest in K9s Inc has supported and donated vests to the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department for many years. She said once she heard the tragic story of Captain Dorn she was inspired to honor him and his sacrifice.
Marcal concluded that she never had a chance to know or meet Captain Dorn, but when she spoke to Mrs. Dorn she was very supportive.
“I wanted to make sure I got her blessing to send the vest, and I did”, said Marcal holding back tears.
Vested Interest in K9s Inc. provides bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to law enforcement dogs. The vests are custom-fitted and NIJ certified.
Marcal believes that every dog protecting their community and their officers should have a vest.