Pacific County K9 Program Will Continue Thanks to Donations
The Pacific County Sheriff’s Office received a much needed donation to help maintain and continue their K-9 program. Due to funding, the program was in danger of being discontinued.
The Sheriff’s Office utilizes K-9 “Simon” for narcotics detection and K-9 “Diesel”, a bloodhound, for assisting in tracking criminal suspects or thoswe lost during Search and Rescue missions. Both dogs have been made available for several other agencies.
Monty and Sophie Baker, owners of Chief Lighthouse Charlie’s on the Shoalwater Bay Indian reservation approached Sheriff Scott Johnson after hearing Sheriff Johnson speak about the possibilities of losing the program. Without being asked, they graciously donated $2,700 to be put towards maintaining the program.
This donation will be combined with others made by the Ocean Park Moose Lodge will allow them to continue the program through 2013.
Sheriff Scott Johnson said, “We are very fortunate to have people like them in our community and without their support, our active and developed K-9 program would have been in jeopardy”.