In a press release on their Facebook page, the Otsego County Sheriff's Department announced that they will soon have ballistic vests thanks to the generosity of the community. Sheriff Richard Devlin Jr. thanked Vietnam veteran and former K-9 handler Richard Daley, Steven Schanz and the Meadow Links Golf Course for their fundraiser so the K-9s will have the vests once they and their handlers complete training and are placed into full service in September. The vests will protect the dogs when in confrontational situations.