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Brokers chip in for canine safety
Lars, a canine deputy with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office, sports a new bulletproof vest courtesy of Windermere Real Estate in St. Helens. Pictured left to right: Sheriff Jeff Dickerson, Windermere brokers Pat Wright, Susan Wright, Jayne Sawyer, Pam Rensch, Deputy Ryan Dews and Lars, Michelle Langdon, broker/owner George Hafeman and Lisa Rockdaschel. Lars was brought on as a canine deputy in spring. Since starting his duty, he's helped successfully capture 14 suspects. The ballistic vest was purchased with donations for about $2,500.