It was announced Tuesday, August 27th that Knox County Sheriff K9 officer Juri has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. The vest was sponsored by Lincolnwood Training Club for German Shepherd Dogs. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. charity located in East Taunton, MA that provides bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement throughout the United States. The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 3,400 protective vests in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a value of $5.7 million dollars. The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 20 months of age. Each vest has a value between $1,744 – $2,283, and there are an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States.
Fundraising numbers show Republican Congressional candidate Esther Joy King is off to a strong start in her bid to win the nomination for Illinois’ 17th Congressional District.
Galesburg City Council approved a resolution at their Monday night meeting which could be a tipping point for several downtown alleyways to be improved.
The City of Galesburg recently received a large housing grant from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.
No injuries were reported and no arrests have been made in a “shots fired” call from this weekend.