Jefferson Community Health & Life has made a donation of $1,000 to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Offices’ K9 Project fundraiser.
The goal of the project is to raise $30,000 to bring two new dogs trained in criminal patrol and narcotic detection to the department, along with equipment for two vehicles and maintenance, said Chief Deputy Matt Schultz. About $12,000 has been raised to date. The department is hoping to raise the funds in the next several months.
The department’s current dog, Rico, is near retirement. Rico has been a narcotic detection dog. Handlers for the new dogs will be Deputies Rachel Bender and Aaron Christ.
“JCH&L is proud to be a supporter of law enforcement,” said Burke Kline, DHA, JCH&L CEO. “Law enforcement and health care are partners in ensuring the safety and health of our area residents.”
For more information on the K9 project, please contact Matt Schultz at the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department at 402-729-2284.