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DuPage County Sheriff

James Mendrick


Contact Information: Domrose #563 ~ 630.407.2010

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Local Couple Donates Lifesaving Kits to Sheriff’s K-9’s

This morning during a presentation at the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office Region 4 Training Center in West Chicago,  Sheriff’s deputies and their K-9’s  were presented with lifesaving K-9 kits by a local unincorporated Winfield couple. 

Avid dog lovers, Phil and Nancy DiMenza of unincorporated Winfield, have sponsored all 4 dogs and presented the Sheriff’s K-9 unit with donations of a lifesaving kit that will be kept in the handlers squad cars. 

Inside the kit, it is filled with items that have the potential to help in different situations if an Officer and K-9 team may find themselves in, and the kit could possibly be life-saving if needed. 

“Sheriff’s K-9’s are trained in human remains detection, narcotic detection and many other duties that can put them in harm’s way,” said Sheriff Zaruba. “We want to ensure their safety, just as we would for any other deputy in our agency, so a lifesaving kit geared towards the K-9 is a useful and necessary piece of equipment,” he continued. 

The funds for the kits were donated by the DiMenza family who obtained the kits from a Georgia Non-Profit organization “We Ride to Provide” who specializes in providing safety equipment to Georgia Police dogs.