Oklahoma police dog gets vest thanks to local foundation

Posted at 4:21 PM, Dec 14, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-14 16:21:46-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – A police dog in Oklahoma has a new protective vest thanks to a West Michigan organization.

Officer Andrew Rusticus died in the line of duty of a heart attack in Grand Rapids in 2012. The Andrew Elliot Rusticus Foundation was formed after his death by his family. Rusticus had been training with GRPD as a K-9 handler.

The foundation has been raising money with several organizations, including “The Thin Blue Line” and the GRPD K-9 Unit Foundation for vests for police dogs.  “Cash” in Oklahoma is expected to get his new vest next month.

The foundation donated $2,000 to get “Cash” the vest.