Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office receives two bulletproof vests for its K9 officers Maxx and Archie

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CHRISTIANSBURG, VA. (WFXR) — Laurel Galaszewski and her husband, both dog lovers, and supporters of local law enforcement, wanted to give to the community after a polite encounter the woman had with a Floyd County Deputy.

Back in October, Galaszewski was pulled over for speeding and was given a warning.

Galaszewski says the officer was so polite with her that she wanted to give them a gift for the county’s K9 unit.

“They were nice enough to let me go with a warning and I wanted to do something as a thank you back.”

Laurel Galaszewski – Donated bulletproof K9 vests
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Laurel is a retired law enforcement officer and knows the dangers officers face, as well as K9 officers.

“We just wanted to do something nice for them, to say thank you for putting their lives on the line, the officers and the K9’s. We just wanted to say ‘thank you’ and give them something that will protect them.”

Laurel Galaszewski – Donated bulletproof K9 vests

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office recently got its K9 unit up and running, and the vests come as a huge help with that.

“We just recently, within this past year, got the K9 program here at the sheriff’s office back up and running. So, there was a lot of initial overhead costs associated with that this year, so that was in the plans for the future, but she was super nice and got that for us.”

Cody Blankenship – Deputy/K9 Handler, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office

Each bulletproof K9 vest costs a little over $1,000

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