ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – A nonprofit is helping fund safety and medical needs for the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office K-9 unit. Back the Blue K-9 Force presented the sheriff’s office with a check for $20,500 on Wednesday.
That money was raised at local restaurants and will support K-9 Zero.READ MORE: Arturo Garcia Sentenced To 60 Years In Prison For Murder Of 18-Year-Old Ally Raber
The nonprofit says it came a long way since it started back in March 2016.READ MORE: 'Little Slice Of Hell' Home Expected To Sell For $590,000 In Hot Colorado Market
“I’m amazed,” Jennifer Leggatt of Back the Blue K-9 Force said. “We started off standing outside Walgreens and local businesses begging for money, and we’ve just grown so much.”MORE NEWS: 102-Year-Old Veteran In Denver Receives Overdue Medals For Service In WWII
The money raised will go toward things such as trauma kits, body armor, and surgeries for the dogs.