BY MELANIE BUCK –
Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer is pleased to announce that Otto, the county’s K-9 narcotics dog, will receive a ballistic vest thanks to the generous donations of two local Mason clubs.
The Dallas Masonic Lodge #128, of Mena, and Mountain Meadow Lodge #218, of Hatfield, each pitched in $500 to donate towards the purchase of the life-saving vest for the county’s newest member of the team.
Sheriff Sawyer said that he was “overwhelmed” by the public’s response to Otto. “Otto is a great public relations tool. He really helps us connect with our local kids. He’s also a great deputy and has helped make several drug arrests since joining the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.”
Sheriff Sawyer plans to order Otto’s new vest next week and expects to have it in by the end of the month.