The Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation will hold a public event March 6, 2013 to award funds to the Utah County Sheriff's Office toward the purchase of a new K-9.
On Wednesday, March 6, at 10:30 AM, the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation will award a grant to the Utah County Sheriff’s Office for the purchase of a new Police Service Dog. The event will take place at the Firehouse Subs Restaurant in Orem, 538 E University Parkway.
The Utah County Sheriff’s Office K9 team will be there to accept the award and conduct presentations with the K9's. The public is welcome to come and meet the new K9 and watch the K9's train in apprehension and narcotics detection.
The Sheriff’s Office is grateful to the Firehouse Foundation for this grant. The grant awarded was $10,300.00, which covered the purchase of the K9. The K9 is a Belgian Malinois, which was specially bred in Europe for the purpose of police work. Local customers at the Firehouse Subs took part in naming the K9. The winning name was Meatball.
Police service dogs are an invaluable tool in police work related to locating and apprehending suspects, detection of narcotics and explosives, along with protecting the men and women in law enforcement. This grant will allow the Utah County Sheriff’s Office to have access to a K9 24 hours a day.
For further questions, please contact Lieutenant Mike Brower with the Utah County Sheriff’s Office, (801)851-4050.