Solon Police Dog, Stryker is now equipped with a bullet proof vest. An individual donation of $2,500 from Swagelok that was specifically ear-marked to assist in purchasing a bullet proof vest for Stryker contributed to the purchase. The Solon VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) post located at 6340 Melbury Avenue in Solon made an individual donation in the amount of $2,000. According to Solon Police Department Chief Christopher Viland, the Solon Police Department accepts any donation to the K-9 fund, in any amounts, for numerous purposes to care for, equip, train and save for expansion of the Solon Police Department’s K-9program. The Solon Police Department also sells T-shirts and wrist bands for the specific purpose of fund raising for the canine program on occasion.