Holmes County K-9s receive generous donation for ballistic vests

Holmes County

HOLMES COUNTY, Fla. (WMBB) — K-9s with the Bonifay Police Department and the Holmes County Sheriff’s Office are now better protected, thanks to the generosity of a Bonifay resident.

Gordon Clement recently donated $1,500 to outfit every K-9 in both agencies with a ballistic vest.

He is a retired battalion chief and says he’s always hated the thought of K-9s having to go into dangerous situations without protection.

Sheriff John Tate and Police Chief Chris Wells each expressing gratitude on behalf of the K-9s and their handlers.

“We are very appreciative of Mr. Clements’ generosity with his gift to both agencies for protection of our K-9s,” said Chief Wells.

“These vests not only add a layer of protection; they also give their handlers peace of mind,” said Sheriff Tate. “To them, their K-9 is their partner and family member. Anything we can do to support that K-9’s safety, we want to do, and Mr. Clement has helped make that happen.”

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