Midlothian Police Department’s K9 Biko to get body armor
Midlothian Police Department’s K9 Biko will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Biko’s vest is sponsored by Staci Goveia of Linwood, IL and will be embroidered with the sentiment “In memory of K9 Jethro, Canton, OH - EOW 1/10/2016”. Delivery is expected within eight to ten weeks. K9 Biko has been with the Midlothian Police Department since 2014. Biko’s handler is Officer Randy Barber. Ofc. Barber has been with the department since 2011. K9 Biko is a narcotics detection canine and attends monthly training to keep up on the most current type of narcotics that are on the streets illegally. K9 Biko is also used to track missing children, adults, and fleeing suspects. Ofc. Barber and K9 Biko work together to make the Village of Midlothian a safer place to live. K9 Biko will wear the protective vest granted by Vested Interest in K9s while on daily patrol.