Students raise money for Clyde Police Department and their four-legged friends

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CYLDE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – They’re a man’s best friend, and in this case, they also help protect and serve the Clyde community.

“They’re our partners, they’re just like another officer in the department,” said Clyde Police Chief Robert Dalton.

They’re officers who put their lives on the line every day and sometimes they do it without protection.

Students in Clyde High School’s Community Problem Solving Team hoping to change that.

“We realized our police dogs don’t have any bulletproof vests or anything like that and they’re actually used a lot more than a person would think they are. so that’s what we’re fundraising for today,” said Clyde High School senior Harrison Schowengeret.

A fundraiser worth sinking your sweet tooth into.  It’s called cupcake wars, and with each entry of sugary goodness adds to the fund to help the Clyde Police department and their four-legged friends.

“Each year we have K9’s in the U.S. that are shot and killed in the line of duty,” said Chief Dalton. “So for them to think of us again and come back raise money for our K9 partners, we’re just truly blessed.”

“It’s gratifying to know that you were a part of doing that and you have a lasting impact, said Schowengeret. “I mean I’m about to graduate and not be a part of this club anymore but that bulletproof vest will be around for a long time.”

A gift that will protect Clyde’s K9’s while they’re protecting the Clyde community.

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