Help support the Quest for Vests, an effort to buy protective vests for our 4-legged police officers spearheaded by a 3rd grader. The student has joined forces with LEAF (Law Enforcement Advocacy Foundation), a non-profit organization who supports local law enforcement.
The student recently found out that seven of the county’s 12 dogs are not equipped with bulletproof vests and decided she was going to do something about that.
She went to LEAF and said she wanted to do something to keep the police dogs safe because they work to keep her safe. “These are exactly the types of projects LEAF was established for,” Stacey Watts of LEAF said. “And to have an 8-year-old come up with the idea, we knew it was something we wanted to be involved in.”
Through the 3rd grader's project, LEAF would like to purchase level 2 vests, which protect a dog from bullet and stab wounds. She’s already received funding for two vests. To buy the rest will require between $3,000 and $4,000. “We need everybody to donate,” the student said. “If everybody gives something, we can keep all the dogs safe.