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!