The Rotary Club of Stow-Munroe Falls will be presenting protective ballistic vests to Mingo and Ryot, the newest canine members of the Stow and Munroe Falls police departments. The presentation will take place on Nov. 5 at 1:30 p.m. in the Stow-Munroe Falls High School Stadium, 3227 Graham Road in Stow.
In attendance will be the Rotary Club of Stow-Munroe Falls, the Stow Police Department, the Munroe Falls Police Department, Stow Mayor Sara Kline and Munroe Falls Mayor James Armstrong.
These lifesaving vests help protect the police dogs from gun shots, stabbings, explosives and blunt force trauma and were obtained through a matching grant of the Rotary District 6630.
Following the presentation, the Belgian Malinois police canines will demonstrate how they assist the departments, including their ability to uncover evidence and obey immediate commands.
The presentation is free and open to the public.
Rotary brings together a global network of volunteer leaders dedicated to tackling the world's most pressing humanitarian challenges, connecting 1.2 million members of more than 35,000 clubs around the world. The Stow-Munroe Falls club meets on Wednesday mornings at 7:30 a.m. at Silver Lake Country Club. For more information, visit www.smfrotary.org.