Sheriff’s Office Thanks Family After Vest Donation

The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit thanked the Evans family on Christmas after the family donated a vest to K-9 Bentley. The dog is the newest K-9 member of the Sheriff’s Office. Submitted photo

On Christmas Day, the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit received a potentially life-saving gift.

Doylestown, Pa., resident Cynthia Miley Evans, formerly of Jamestown, and her husband David, donated a new bullet-proof, stab resistant vest to the K-9 unit. The Evans, on behalf of their seven nieces and nephews, purchased the vest to be used by K-9 Bentley.

Bentley, a 2-year-old Belgian Malinois shepherd, is the newest canine member of the Sheriff’s K-9 Unit, and was not yet equipped with a protective vest until the Evans made their generous donation. As a surprise thank you on Christmas Day, the entire K-9 unit, with K-9 Drago, K-9 Link and K-9 Bentley arrived at the family’s Jamestown residence and met with the family members to thank them in person and to showcase the life-saving vest that was provided through their selfless donation.

“The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office would like to give a special thank you to Bennett, Gavin and Parker Miley of Rochester,; Max and Kenzie Miley of Jamestown; and Cody and Maddie Clark of Jamestown,” the Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.

“With the thoughtfulness of Cynthia and David Evans, K-9 Bentley will now be better equipped to face the dangers that he will encounter throughout his future career,” the statement read.