Reporter’s Notebook: Policeman’s daughter raising money for K-9 safety vests

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer

THE 9-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER of a Clovis policeman has started raising funds to buy bullet-resistant vests for the police department’s K-9 officers.

Destiny Muller told her father, officer Eric Muller, during a visit to the police department she was surprised the department’s three K-9 officers didn’t have protective vests.

She said she asked her father, if the dogs are officers like her dad, why they don’t get vests, too.

“My daddy told me the vests for the dogs are expensive and the department cannot afford to buy them,” Destiny said.

“K-9 OFFICERS HELP THE POLICE look for drugs and catch the bad guys that can hurt me,” she said.

Muller said he is not surprised his daughter came up with and is so invested in the project.

“Her and my older daughter are both huge pet lovers,” he said. “They just love their animals.”

Muller said two local organizations and individual residents have contributed a little more than $500.

DESTINY’S goal is $3,000 for three vests.

Information: Officer Eric Muller 763-9427.

To contribute:
Clovis Police Department
C/o Protecting our Protectors
300 North Connelly Street
Clovis, NM 88101

Reporter’s notebook was compiled by CNJ staff writer Sharna Johnson. Suggested items may be mailed to Managing Editor Rick White at P.O. Box 1689, Clovis, NM 88102. The e-mail address is:
rwhite@cnjonline.com