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Protective K-9 vests donated by local optometrist

Nassau County Sheriff’s Office
Press Release
Submitted by Bill Leeper, Sheriff

April 14, 2016 6:30 a.m.

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Dr. Gerald Koss presents Sheriff Bill Leeper a bullet proof vest for the Sheriff’s Office canine unit.

Dr. Gerald Koss, Optometrist at Amelia Eye Associates at 1411 S. 14th Street, Suite G, in Fernandina Beach, stepped up to provide protection for some special officers who put their lives on the line to take a bite out of crime. Dr. Koss has generously donated four bullet/knife proof vests for the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office drug canine program.

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Canine Saber models his new vest provided by Dr. Koss of Amelia Eye Associates.

Dr. Koss realizes and appreciates the dangerous work police dogs do and has provided a way for them to be safe. The added layer of protection could very well save these dog’s lives. The vests were purchased by Dr. Koss after he learned that the dogs were not equipped with vests, along with his love of animals and his desire to see them protected. The canine bullet proof vests can cost anywhere from $500 to $1,000 each.

 

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