Cadillac Police K9 to Receive New Ballistic Vest

He protects and serves on all fours, and now he's going to be a bit safer while fighting crime.

Sage, the Cadillac Police K-9, will soon get his own ballistic vest.

It's all thanks to a grant through the group Vested Interest in K-9's.

The group's mission is to provide protective vests to law enforcement dogs.

Sage's handler says it only makes sense for the dog to also be as protected as possible when out in the field.

“He's going to be in a lot of dangerous situations throughout his career, there's just no doubt about that. My job's to keep him safe, his job is to keep me safe, however we both have dangerous jobs so we just want to provide him with the best amount of protection that we can,” K-9 handler, Lance Taylor, explains.

Sage's vest will be made by northern Michigan-based Armor Express.