Roseco is a 20-month-old German Shepherd.
(Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office)
A police dog in Michigan is scheduled to receive a bullet and stab preventive vest, the Kalamazoo Sheriff’s Department announced Monday.
The vest will be donated to Roseco, a 20-month-old German Shepherd with the sheriff’s department.
The pup was sponsored by the Officer Collin Rose Memorial Foundation to receive the protective equipment, which will be donated to a Massachusetts-based non-profit so-called “Vested Interest in K9s.”
In total, the organization has donated 3,000 protective vests to K9s officers since the start in 2009, according to the sheriff’s office.
The vest will be embroidered with the message “In memory of the Officer Collin Rose EOW 11/23/16”, according to the sheriff’s office Facebook post, which noted that Roseco is named after Rose, a former officer of the Wayne State University Police Department, who died in the line of duty in 2016.
Officer Rose, a native of Kalamazoo, Mich., was “passionate about canine safety, and was an active volunteer with the Detroit Dog Rescue,” said the memorial foundation’s website, which, in addition to the help of the police dogs, also sponsors an education fair.
“It’s just a matter of sharing Collin’s story and work our way through grief,” Chris Powell, chairman of the Officer Collin Rose Memorial Foundation, told Michigan Live.
He added that the foundation has partnered with Vested interest in K9s over the past year, Rose worked with the organization prior to his death.
“We try to do good in his name,” Powell said. “It is terrible how we lost him, but the fact that we have been able to do what we have in a short time is pretty remarkable and speaks to the kind of person that we lost.”
Madeline Farber is a Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter @MaddieFarberUDK.