Each vest costs $580. The Women of the Moose’s donation was made through the Safe Surfin’ Foundation’s “Protect the Protector” initiative, which has outfitted 670 officers with bulletproof vests since August 2013. They’ve collected enough funds for three vests and are working on purchasing a fourth, said Anita Farish, star recorder chairwoman for the organization.
“Most of the time they get vests for the humans, not the animals,” Farish said. “But they are the first line of defense in some cases. We’re excited about the project.”
The vests will be available mid-January. Anyone wishing to make donations toward the vests can contact Farish at (937) 371-1736.