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Simpsonville HS Student Works To Protect Upstate K9 Officers

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Rasso is a dog that loves to play, especially with his big "sister" Madison Jones.

"We tease around all the time saying they are our brothers and little sisters," Madison Jones said.  

When Rasso isn't horsing around he has a tough job to do. Rasso is a drug sniffing K9 officer for the Woodruff Police Department.

A dangerous job, just ask Rasso's handler Woodruff police officer Doug Jones. 

"I've deployed my canine into a house where we didn't know a meth lab was there," Jones said.  

Just stepping on that methamphetamine could lead to a deadly overdose for K9 officers.

Yet many small police departments don't have overdose kits to protect their 4 legged officers.

Madison Jones, the daughter of officer Doug Jones, decided to use her school project to change that. 

"The motto of the project was protecting those that protect us so that's what we wanted to do," Madison Jones said.

Madison designed and sold T-shirts to raise money for the overdose kits so far selling more than 350 shirts and providing kits to 11 police departments across the upstate.  

"It has activated charcoal in it and peroxide in it and you can use that to help flush and rid them of all their toxins," Madison Jones said.  

"I just cant tell you how proud I am that my 16 year old daughter did this I'm just so proud," Doug Jones said.

If you would like to donate you can contact Doug Jones with the Woodruff Police Department (864) 476-8132 to find out when Madison Jones will be ordering her next round of T-Shirts.

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