Lexington County police dogs will get the best protection against bullets there is if enough money is raised at the upcoming fund-raiser.
This Thursday at 6 p.m. a country music artist Doug McCormick will perform at Ozzie’s Island Oasis, 1420 Charleston Highway, West Columbia, to help raise money to buy body armor for six K-9 police dogs (at $2,000 each) with the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Unit. It will begin at 6 p.m. on Thursday.
Tickets are $10 and can be bought in advance from K-9 Unit deputies. Tickets also can be purchased in advance by calling Staci Mathis at (803) 917-7124. Tickets also will be sold at the door.
Proceeds will be given to the Lexington County Sheriff’s Foundation, a non-profit group that buys equipment for the Sheriff’s Department that can be difficult to purchase through the governmental budget process.
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The dogs work with deputies to find illegal drugs, missing persons and suspects in criminal investigations.