A 7-year-old Kansas boy has raised enough money to buy a ballistic vest that could save a police K-9's life. Grant Schroeder used his grandmother's cookies at a recent bake sale to raise $1,200 for the vest, reports KMBC.

Grant, who lives in Shawnee and says he wants to be a police officer when he grows up, admires those in law enforcement. "For five years now, he's wanted to be a policeman," says Grant's grandmother, Connie Pettigrew.

"They're like real-life super heroes," he says.

Olathe, KS, Officer Ian Mills will be given the new stab-proof and bullet-resistant vest for his K-9 partner, Axel.

Mills said he was shocked to learn that a boy as young as Grant helped provide protection for Axel. "I couldn't believe it," he says.

Grant raised the money for the nonprofit Going To The Dogs, which helps protect other police K-9 officers.