Trumbull police dogs get new gear

The Trumbull Police Department’s K-9’s Cyrus (above) and Storm (right) are now outfitted in ballistic vests, thanks to a nationwide Groupon even that raised $335,000.

The “Occasions” campaign for Groupon Grassroots to outfit police K-9’s with bullet and stab protective vests ran February 15 through March 5. Vested Interest in K-9’s, Inc. was the nationwide non-profit organization and charity partner selected by Groupon Grassroots to participate.

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. will be providing over 350 law enforcement dogs nationwide, in memory of K9 Rocco of the Pittsburgh Police Department who sacrificed his life in the line of duty in January of 2014. All vests will be embroidered with the sentiment, “In Memory of K9 Rocco, Pittsburgh Bureau of Police.”

For more information on the organization or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Tax deductible donations and event listings are at