Randolph Police K-9 Nero happily trotted outside the police station, surrounded by a small crowd and wearing a black vest last week.
Nero was not participating in a dog show, but rather trying on his new custom-made protective vest for the first time. The bullet- and knife-proof vest was donated to Nero by a Milton couple through Vested Interest In K-9s, a non-profit fundraising organization for K-9 bullet-proof vests.
Norman and Kathleen Macleod donated the $735 vest to the police department.
“We thought it would be a wonderful cause,” Norman said.