COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The Richland County Sheriff's office now
has 15 new bulletproof vests
for its police dogs thanks to
donations after one of the dogs was shot to death.
The custom-made vests mean each of the agency's 16 dogs will be
protected. Sheriff Leon Lott
says the office has 14 Belgian
Malinois, one Bloodhound and one Dutch Shepherd.
Lott says donations for the vests came pouring in after a police
dog named Fargo was shot
three times as he and his handler hunted
for a robbery suspect in December.