Becker County Sheriff’s Office K9 Durman will receive a bullet and stab protective vest, thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.

K9 Durman’s vest is sponsored by Ashley Fletcher of Hawley, and will be embroidered with the sentiment “Gifted by Ashley Fletcher.” Delivery is expected within eight to 10 weeks.

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc., established in 2009, is a Massachusetts-based nonprofit whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States.

The Becker County Sheriff’s Office received board approval to receive donations for a second K9 team. Donations came from residents, businesses, and civic organizations who felt strongly about a second K9 team in Becker County. Durman and his handler, Deputy Borth, became a team and after 12 weeks of intense training, the team began serving the residents of Becker County.

Durman has been utilized on calls where he has aided in the apprehension of suspects and narcotics searches and has a vital role with the Becker County Sheriff’s Office.

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