Wolfeboro, NH – An 8 year olds selfless act helped to protect the life of Wolfeboro’s four legged Officer. Yesterday (November, 11) Wolfeboro Police announced that K9 Riggs would be receiving a bullet and stab protective vest.
Riggs is a Belgian-born, twenty-two month old Chocolate Lab, who joined the Wolfeboro Chief Police Department in March of 2015.
According to Wolfeboro Police Chief Stuart Chase an eight-year-old boy named “Oliver,” sent them his allowance not once but twice with a note requesting that they use the money to help get Officer Riggs a protective vest.
Though the 8 dollars Oliver donated barely made a dent towards the cost of the $1,700 to $2,200 vest it got wide attention when the Wolfeboro Police posted a picture of the boys generosity on their facebook page. This inspired the officers to research how they could protect their furriest member, and they found Vested interest in K9s, Inc who after a generous anonymous donation helped provide them with the new vest.
Vested Interests in K9’s mission is to provide protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The vest, will be embroidered with the sentiment, “Be safe as you go into service” and will be worn by Riggs during duty hours. For more information on vested interest visit their website www.vik9s.org