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Phillips 66 donates $12K to San Patricio County Sheriff's Department for explosive-detecting K9

The 2-year-old German Shepherd replaces a retired Lab who served the department for several years.
Credit: Oscar Rivera/San Patricio County Sheriff

SAN PATRICIO COUNTY, Texas — A large donation by Phillips 66 helped the San Patricio County Sheriff's Office purchase a new explosive-detecting K9 officer. 

Phillips 66 donated $12,000 to the department specifically for the 2-year-old German Shepherd, named Roky, who is trained in explosive detection. Roky replaces Bak, the retired Lab who served the department for many years.

Sheriff Oscar Rivera said in a social media post that these animals do "an amazing job finding weapons, shell casings, explosive materials and much more." 

A big shout-out to Phillips 66 for helping purchase the K9 and we hope Roky enjoys her new position as a San Patricio County officer!

Posted by Oscar Rivera on Wednesday, June 22, 2022

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