The Associated Humane Societies is pleased to donate two bullet/stab-proof vests to Somers Point Officer Rick Dill and his K-9 partner Ozi and Officer Mark McElwee and his K-9 partner Sonny. The presentation will take place on May 24th at 6:45 p.m. at Somers Point City Hall at a Council Meeting.
Officer Rick Dill and K-9 Partner, Ozi
The Associated Humane Societies has been in the forefront of raising funds and distributing bullet/stab-proof K-9 vests to law enforcement K-9s through our Vested Interest Fund. The inspiration for the establishment of this fund was Solo, a Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office member who died in the line of duty. Over 1,000 K-9 vests have been provided in New Jersey and over 175 throughout the nation. The Society continues to receive request as new K-9s graduate or added to a unit so donations are always needed so that the Vested Interest Fund can continue. The K-9s come to work and work hard, whether crowd control, narcotics detection, etc. The most important job is protecting officers as they serve and protect the public. Now the K-9 partners can be protected too.
Officer Mike McElwee and his K-9 partner, Sonny.
Both of the K-9 vests have been provided as a result of the kindness of our donors. The Society has facilities located in Newark, Tinton Falls and Popcorn Park in Forked River.
Anyone interested in the Vested Interest Program can contact Program Coordinator Debbie Beyfuss or call 973-824-7080 or, regarding this presentation, or Barbara Lathrop, 609-334-2912, Board of Director Member to make the presentation.
Donations to our Vested Interest Fund are greatly appreciated!