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      Toledo's finest four-legged officers to get new vests thanks to Groupon

      Thanks to the funds raised, Toledo Police K-9s Nero, Luke, and Yuma will be new recipients of bullet and stab protective vests.

      More of Toledo's finest canines will soon be better suited to serve and protect thanks to a nationwide Groupon event raising money for new vests.

      The Toledo Police Department said on their Facebook page Thursday that over $335,000 has been raised in the Groupon Grassroots "Occassions" event.

      Thanks to the funds raised, Toledo Police K-9s Nero, Luke, and Yuma will be new recipients of bullet and stab protective vests.

      READ: Clever mind behind Toledo Police social media live tweets ride-a-long

      The Groupon event raised funds for Vested Interest in K9s, Inc., a nationwide non-profit that provides law enforcement dogs with protective body armor in memory of the Pittsburgh Police Department's Rocco. The dutiful K-9 sacrificed his life in the line of duty in January.

      All new ballistic vests will include embroidery that says, "In Memory of K9 Rocco, Pittsburgh Police Department".

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