Sheriff’s K-9 unit receive ballistic vest donation

Community, Press Release
ballistic vest ceremony

MARYVILLE, TENNESSEE – The Blount County Sheriff’s Office K-9 unit received the donation of a ballistic K-9 vest. Rhonda Harrill, a community volunteer, coordinated with Bulletproof-It Body Armor, LLC to donate one vest to the Sheriff’s K-9 team.

“We are humbled that Ms. Harrill chose the Sheriff’s Office as the recipient of the K-9 vest,” Sheriff James Lee Berrong said. “Our K-9s are just as vulnerable, if not more so, than our deputies in life threatening situations. Ballistic vests save the lives of our human and K-9 deputies. I want to thank Ms. Harrill and Bulletproof-It Body Armor for this donation. The vest donation as well as their support means a lot to all of us.”

Ms. Harrill also brought cupcakes and dog treats for our human and K-9 deputies. Over the years, Rhonda Harrill has also donated several AEDs (automatic external defibrillators) to the Sheriff’s Office. We are thankful for her friendship and backing!

District 20 Representative Bob Ramsey and Ms. Rhonda Harrill take a moment with the service dogs.

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