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New K9s added to Valparaiso Police Department

People can vote for Valparaiso K-9 Officer Ryan Sobierajski and Vega on the Vested Interest for K9s, Inc. website until Oct. 31.

Two of Valparaiso's finest are finalists in a national contest featuring police officers and their furry companions.

Valparaiso K-9 Officer Ryan Sobierajski and his K-9 Vega are finalists in Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.'s popularity contest that spans across the nation. The pair that gets the most votes online will win a new Chevy Tahoe sport utility vehicle for their department. 

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is an organization that suits up K-9 dogs with bullet and stab-protective vests.

“We're very thankful to Vested Interest, they gave all four of our K-9's vests,” Sgt. Mike Grennes said. “It's a great honor to be a part of the competition.”

People can vote for the local duo by going to the organization's website, Click on “Entrant Galley Vote Now” and select the photo of Sobierajski and Vega.

The contest will end on Oct. 31, according to the website.

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