Honoring Derek Hotsinpiller, K9 Advocates Presents Harrison County Sheriff’s Department Canines with Life-Saving Vests

In late-March, K9 Advocates presented two Harrison County Sheriff’s Department canines with top-of-the-line K9 storm vests and leashes, valued at $6,000 each.

Filou and Max each received the custom-fitted life-saving equipment in honor of fallen law enforcement officer, Derek Hotsinpiller. The vests were embroidered to reflect that honor.

“Law enforcement in Harrison County like to stick together,” said K9 Advocates President Jon Flanagan. “They do a lot of wonderful things through the (Hotsinpiller) foundation.”

Canines are on the front lines and are often the first to enter a dangerous situation, therefore making the equipment important, Flanagan said.

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