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Union County K-9 receives protective vest donation in honor of Josey

In October, the Union County Sheriff's Office lost their 7-year-old bloodhound, Josey. An anonymous sponsor paid for a K-9 vest for the department in her honor.

UNION COUNTY, Tenn. — Months after losing their K-9 Josey, the Union County Sheriff's Office is receiving a special donation in her honor.

The department said it recently received a special bullet and stab-protective vest to equip its K-9, Quannah. 

Credit: UCSO
K-9 Quannah (Photo: UCSO)

The vest was paid for by an anonymous sponsor through the non-profit Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. It was embroidered with the sentiment "In memory of K9 Josey UCSO EOW 10/7/18."

Josey, the department's beloved bloodhound, died suddenly in October.

READ MORE: Union County K-9 Josey honored with memorial, final radio call

Credit: Lynn Cobb Photography
Josey and her handler Missy Carter (Photo: Lynn Cobb Photography)

"K-9 Josey's not just a dog," said Union County Sheriff Billy Breeding during her memorial. "She's been a part of our department, a friend, a family member to the handlers Marvin and Missy and it's a very tough loss." 

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a charity from Massachusetts whose mission is to provide bullet and stab-protective vests and other assistance to law enforcement K-9s. 

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