About the Campaign
Here’s how this equipment both helps Brenda and Sergeant Hines on the job.
The door pop allows the K9 handler officer to remotely unlatch the door so their K9 may exit the squad car and come to their aid, should a call for service take a turn for the more dangerous; while, the heat alarm system monitors the interior air temperature of the squad car and sets off the sirens, lights, alarms, and rolls down the windows of the car to help ensure that a K9 doesn’t suffer from heat trauma if the temperature rises into a dangerous threshold.
K9 Brenda is a 4-year-old Belgian Malinois certified in Patrol, Tracking/Trailing, and Narcotics and partnered with Sergeant Ryan Hines of the Texas County Sheriff’s Office in Guymon, Oklahoma. Brenda is an extremely social dog who is a 65 lb. “goofball” until its time to go to work. She can track and apprehend suspects of a serious crime or can track a lost child and love on them. Brenda instinctively knows what is required in any situation. The K9 team has numerous large drug and money seizures as a lot of their time is spent working criminal highway interdiction. K9 Brenda performs all the demonstration work at the local schools and community organizations because of her social skills. One unique quirk is that it’s impossible to give her a bath unless you put your swim trunks on and get in the water with her. Sgt. Hines believes this puts her at ease.
NOTE: The funds collected as part of this fundraiser will be allocated to the agency’s Equipment Grant Application with Hero K9 for their K9. Should the application status change and/or if donations received are in excess of the goal amount, donations will be directed to the organization’s general fund to provide additional equipment grants and cover operational costs and/or other business-related expenses.