MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Thanks to a 10-year-old girl, K-9s with one Minnesota law enforcement agency will be better protected in the line of duty.

When Josie Larson, a Monticello fifth-grader, found out K-9s need protective vests, she set up a lemonade stand to raise some money. Josie’s goal was $1,000, but she ended up raising more than $1,600.

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“It’s important to keep our K-9s and our officers safe,” Josie said.

On Friday, she presented the Wright County Sheriff’s Office with a $1,500 check. Josie used the rest of the money to buy treats and toys for the K-9s.

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