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Erie County Sheriff's Canine to get body armor

New gear is expected in the next few weeks
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Posted at 5:55 PM, Aug 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-31 17:55:16-04

He's a K-9 crime fighter, and soon, Cort will be even better equipped to tackle crime in Erie County.

On Wednesday, the Erie County Sheriff's Office announced that Cort will receive a bullet and stab protective vest, courtesy of the non-profit organization, Vested Interest in K9's. The vest will be embroidered with the message, "This gift of protection provided by Vested Interest in K9's, Inc.

Each vest, is valued between $1,795-$2,234 weighs about 5lbs. and comes with a five year warranty.  All vests are custom made here in the U.S.

The new gear is expected to be delivered in the next eight to ten weeks.