The vest was presented to Odin and his handler Sgt. Brent Plisch at a news conference at police headquarters. The partners have been trained in explosives detection and suspect tracking.
Project Aluminum, founded by Tanya Mordecai of Janesville and her stepdaughter, helped to raise the money for Odin’s vest – the first to be funded by their organization and donated to Wisconsin Vest-A-Dog.
Project Aluminum has partnered with several local businesses, construction companies and law enforcement agencies to collect recyclable metals in the form of cans and various scrap metals. The items are turned over to Alter Metal Recycling of Janesville. The metals are given a value and the money is held in an account for Project Aluminum until enough has been donated to fund a vest.