Contractors who found out about the project soon came forward and donated their time. The money was used to buy all the materials to complete the memorial.
“Having this K-9 memorial dedicated to all the active, retired, and past K-9’s is more meaningful to us than you’ll probably ever imagine. We greatly appreciate it,” Sgt. Christian Mathisen, who is currently in charge of the K-9 unit at the Sheriff’s Office, said in a statement.
“I cannot imagine what it’s going to look like in 5 or 10 years, absolutely beautiful. This thing will be here for the rest of all of our lives,” Sheriff Loar said.
The K-9 memorial is worth visiting if you’re ever on the way to Vero Beach from Sebastian. It is located at 4055 41st Ave. Just take U.S. Highway 1 to 41st Avenue, go west until you see the Sheriff’s Office on the left. The memorial is in the center of the parking lot; you can’t miss it.
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