The Jonesboro Police Department has partnered with Vested Interest in K9s, Inc to offer an exciting new way to support the JPD K9 Unit.
December 11, 2018, JPD K9 Gabo was shot five times during a SWAT call out incident in Jonesboro. He was wearing a bullet proof and stab proof vest provided to him by Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. The bullet that would have been fatal was stopped by this vest. View photos below of the blood stained vest as well as the bullet retrieved from its Kevlar interior. Our community rallied around Gabo and rooted for his recovery along the way. He returned to duty just two months later and has been working alongside his handler, Investigator Erik Johnson, ever since.
Gabo was chosen as the featured K9 for July 2020 in the nationwide VIK9s Calendar! All proceeds from calendar sales come back to the JPD K9 unit to purchase equipment, tools, and training materials.
K9 supporters and Gabo lovers are invited to purchase a 2020 Vested Interest in K9’s Calendar via this link.
100% of the proceeds will be utilized to provide equipment and services for the Jonesboro Police Department K9 Unit.
Each purchase includes a 2020 Vested Interest in K9s Calendar signed by K9 Gabo and his handler Inv. Erik Johnson, a custom VIK9s calendar envelope, and JPD stickers.