WilCo Sheriff's Office K9 deputies get bullet & stab proof vests

The Williamson County Sheriff's Office recently received brand new bullet and stab proof vests for its K9 deputies.

The brand news vests were donated to the Williamson County Sheriff's Office from a nonprofit out of Massachusetts.

Drago is one of the eight dogs who received the new gear. His handler, Jeremy Jones, says Drago's number one job is to find narcotics and keep the deputies safe.

The vests cost anywhere between $1,800 and $2,300. 

Jones says the protection is priceless. Especially after learning about the K9 that was stabbed outside of Houston recently while responding to a narcotics call.

Drago and Jones are side by side every day. So now when Jones puts on his bullet proof vest his furry partner can put one on too.

The department did have vests for K9s in the past. Those were made available because lieutenant's daughter raised money to buy them but they weren't stab or bullet proof.