There’s a couple of new, four-legged deputies at the Grimes County Sheriff’s Office these days. And, thanks to some good-hearted folks in the King Oaks Subdivision, they will soon have the same protective body armor as their two-legged counterparts.
King Oaks’ Resident Jan Roseman says she got the idea during a recent neighborhood meeting attended by both fire department and sheriff’s personnel, including Deputy Daniel Wagnon, who mentioned they’d recently acquired two dogs for Grimes County. I asked if they had protective vests. He said, “No,” so I began asking my neighbors if they’d like to buy these vests for the dogs.
Roseman tells Navasota News just like those for humans, these K9 vests can only be purchased by law enforcement. She said they look at the various vests online and for ballistic vests for both of the dogs, and it came to about $1,800.
After putting the word out, Roseman reports raising enough in just a few weeks to order vests for both “Apache,” a German Shepherd mix and “Tweaker,” a Pitbull mix, both of whom were formerly rescue dogs.
So thanks once again to the good folks in Grimes County’s King Oaks Subdivision, both “Apache” and “Tweaker” expect to receive their new protective gear by sometime next month.