Bellevue Police were awarded a $1,500 grant last Wednesday by the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation at The Giving Back Fund that will help pay for a protective vest for the department's newest police dog, Ozzy. The Bellevue Police Foundation is contributing the remaining $1,000. Ozzy, who finished his initial training in May, has been the only dog in the department's three dog unit without a protective vest.
"We are very appreciative of this generous grant from the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation at The Giving Back Fund," Police Chief Steve Mylett said. "Just as our officers wear ballistic vests when they are on patrol, this vest will help protect Ozzy while he is serving the people of Bellevue."
Throughout the 2015-16 NFL season, the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation at The Giving Back Fund (founded by the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback) will distribute grants to K-9 units of police and fire departments in the cities and surrounding communities of each regular-season away game for the Steelers.