Garland County Sheriff's Department Deputy Bennie Strickland hold one of the department's K-9 officers Sandy as Lake Hamilton Intermediate School student Kellun Barnett gives her pat on the head during a program Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Members of the community, students and staff spent the last two weeks raising money to purchace Sandy and the departments other K-9 officer Aton bullet proof vests as a National Police Week (which is this week) project. The school presented the GCSD with a check at a program Tuesday to purchase the vests and also presented the GCSD, HSPD, State Police with boxes of handmade cards and gift bags. (The Sentinel-Record/Richard Rasmussen)
The Sentinel-Record/Richard Rasmussen
Garland County Sheriff's Department Deputy Bennie Strickland holds one of the department's K-9 officers, Sandy, as Lake Hamilton Intermediate School student Kellun Barnett pats her on the head during a program Tuesday. To go along with National Police Week, LHIS students created treat bags and cards for the officers and conducted a fundraiser in order to purchase bulletproof vests for the two sheriff's K-9s, Sandy and Aton. The intermediate school raised more than $2,000 for the vests.