SOMERSET, NJ – Local resident Somerset County Sheriff Darrin J. Russo thanked multple organizations for their pledged donations of bullet proof vests that will be used to protect three Somerset County Sheriff’s Office K-9s.
“Donations like this go a long way in protecting all those that protect and serve,” Russo said in a news release. “Our K-9 team is instrumental in protecting our officers and serving our public so keeping them safe is paramount. Thank you to all the companies, organizations and donors that make this possible.”K-9 Caesar, K-9 Casanova and K-9 Benning will benefit from the donations.
Living For A Cause (LFAC) is an organization that works to effect positive change in the world. Through donor contributions, grants, sponsors, and fund-raising alliances with various for-profit ventures, LFAC creates streams of revenue which are transparently channeled to charitable groups in the form of tangible items for programs that focus on people, animal welfare, the arts and planet conservation. One such program is their K-9 Bullet Proof Vest Project which is dedicated to protecting NJ brave K9 dogs. Funding for this program was made possible by private donors and from a grant from the Doris Day Foundation
His name is Echo, and he is with the Burlington City Police force. His handler is Officer Aaron Martinez.