DeLand PD Asks Public To Vote To Help Its K-9, Daro, Win A Bullet-Proof Vest

By on July 24, 2017 in WNDB News

DeLand, FL – The DeLand Police Department is asking for the public’s help to win one of its K-9 Units a Kevlar bullet-proof vest.

DeLand’s K-9, Daro, has been entered into a contest sponsored by a nonprofit called Keeping K-9s in Kevlar. The top 3 dogs with the most likes on Facebook will be awarded a K-9 Storm Patrol SWAT Kevlar vest. If Daro wins, the vest will pay tribute to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office (VCSO) K-9, Forest, who was killed in the line of duty in November of last year.

Daro, a 4-year-old German Shepherd, was born in the Netherlands and taken to Germany when he was very young. In 2014, Daro was taken to the U.S. to go to K-9 school with the VCSO. In his first year, Daro helped lead Police to 8 robbery suspects and completed his first apprehension with a DUI suspect. In 2015, Daro was dual-certified along with his partner in narcotic detection.

(Photo of Daro and his partner, Officer Richard Cody, courtesy of the DeLand Police Department)

“K-9 officer Daro is an important part of the DeLand Police Department family,” says DeLand Police Chief, Jason Umberger. “A vote for Daro could potentially save his life and the lives of one of our officers or one of our citizens. So please vote for Daro by liking his picture on Facebook.”

(#Vote4Daro poster courtesy of the DeLand POlice Department)

To vote for Daro, click here. The contest runs from July 21 to July 28.

Photo courtesy of the DeLand Police Department.

Copyright Southern Stone Communications 2017.


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