SAGINAW COUNTY (WJRT) - (2/14/2020) - A T-shirt fundraiser was set up for a Saginaw Police Department K-9 who was stabbed in the line of duty.
The Saginaw Valley Police Canine Association said it received several requests for the #DeeboStrong shirts.
According to police, K-9 Deebo was stabbed in the head last weekend during a hostage situation at a Saginaw home. Officers then shot and killed the suspect, who was later identified as 48-year-old Zane Blaisdell.
The Saginaw Valley Police Canine Association is a nonprofit group that covers all of the costs for K-9 units in the area. It said Saginaw Knitting Mills helped create the #DeeboStrong shirt and sweatshirts.
The T-shirts cost $10 to $12, and hoodie sweatshirts were also available for $25 to $27. Organizers said shipping was also available for $5, and if the shipping costs less than $5, they would refund the difference.
Advance orders for the shirts and sweatshirts will be accepted through Feb. 19.
Anyone interested in the fundraiser can click here to learn more or place an order.