Please Join Holbrook Law at the K-9s United 5K Run on April 22, 2017. We are thrilled to partner with K-9s United as a sponsor for this event to benefit local law enforcement agencies! Join us in the Nocatee Town Center for the second annual 5k run and a 1-mile fun run fundraiser for K-9s United. The 5k will be chip timed 5km and there is also untimed 1-mile fun run, both open to runners and walkers of all levels. Races begin at 8 am.
From K-9s United – “This event supports K-9s United, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping the K-9 units of local law enforcement agencies in the Northeast Florida area. The organization was formed in 2015 following the death of K-9 Officer Baron, a member of the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office for just a year and a half. Baron was killed by a wanted felon he was pursuing. His story is one of courage and dedication as well as tragic loss.”
In addition to the race there are fabulous post race activities for the whole family including a K-9 demonstration.
More from K-9s United: When St. Johns County K9 Baron was asphyxiated in a St. Johns County swamp, the Sheriff’s Office canine deputy’s death moved Debbie Johnson to tears. Now she’s been moved to do more. She’s helping Baron’s partners through her new nonprofit, K-9s United. Johnson took Civilian Law Enforcement Academy classes to learn about the department and its budget needs. She also met Baron’s handler, Deputy Farrah Ashe.
“We think it is outstanding that someone would take such an interest and be captivated by a tragedy that we suffered as an agency,” Kelshaw said. “That she also went to our academy and got an inside look at what we do as an agency and is willing to help us is outstanding.”
The result is K-9s United, which is raising money for Baron’s division first, then later for canine corps in other Northeast Florida police agencies that need equipment, veterinary services, training and computer programs that budgets don’t cover. “The canine handlers and these dogs are so awesome at what they do that I want to create awareness about how brave they are every day that they go out, and the bond they have,” she said.