Sadly, the Clark County Sheriff’s Office has lost multiple police K9 service dogs due to line of duty deaths.
* 1987, Clark County Sheriff’s Office K9 Brie was killed in the line of duty; Brie’s handler was Deputy Dennis Meats
* May 1990, Clark County Sheriff’s Office K9 Lucky was killed in the line of duty; Lucky’s handler was Deputy Tom Mitchum
* April 2, 2011, Clark County Sheriff’s Office K9 Kane was killed in the line of duty; Kane’s handler was Deputy Rick Osborne
These dogs were heroes in every sense of the word, and their loss was significant to all those who served with them. Now, we have an opportunity to help protect those who serve.
Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. and the Tyger Family of Clark County have teamed up to raise funds to outfit the Clark County Sheriff’s two current K9 heroes, Jango and Ringo with a bullet and stab protective vests.
K9 Jango is a three-year-old German Shepherd assigned to Deputy Sean Boyle who has been a handler with the Sheriff’s Office since 2013. When not on duty, Jango is content on hanging out in his wood box with cedar chips. He gets so excited for work that he has taught himself how to open the patrol car door and let himself in.
K9 Ringo is a four-year-old German Shepherd assigned to Deputy Seth Brennan. In addition to his patrol duties, Ringo and Deputy Brennan assist the Southwest Washington Regional SWAT team. When not on duty, he loves to chase his ball and play in the snow. He is happiest when at work. Ringo will tolerate taking a bath, but does not enjoy it at all.
The immediate goal is to raise $2,300 to cover the cost of K9 Jango and Ringo’s bullet and stab protective vests. To make an online tax-deductible donation, which will be earmarked for the Clark County Sheriff’s Office K9 vest, visit: https://www.crowdrise.com/clarkcountyk9s