Black Jack and K9 Officer Burton Ellis (right) training with new vest Thursday afternoon at the Washington County Sheriffs Office Thursday afternoon. Tony Duncan/Johnson City Press
Four Washington County sheriff's officers received some extra protection in the form of ballistic and stab-proof vests. The officers? Three German Shepherds and a Malinois/German Shepherd mix received the vests from Steve Dockery and his brother Eddie Dockery and were officially presented to the K9 officers Thursday afternoon at the WCSO.