The Ormond Beach Police Department was extremely excited and grateful to accept an incredibly generous donation from Dr César DePaço, founder and CEO of Summit Nutritionals, for the purchase and training of a new K-9 to replace the recently departed K-9 Kane.The check was presented by Scott Vedder, a representative of Dr. DePaço.
Thanks to a donation by César DePaço, a private citizen, OBPD was able to acquire a new K-9 for about $12,000. DePaço, a Portuguese businessman and philanthropist based in the U.S., has routinely made donations to help fund various police departments along the east coast of the U.S. OBPD presented DePaço’s representative, Scott Vedder, with a certificate and a framed photo of Klaus in appreciation for his donation on Sunday, Aug. 28.
“It really moves me as a police chief because it’s not like this all over the United States,” Ormond Beach Police Chief Jesse Godfrey said. “But I can tell you in this area, in this part of Florida, the support we get from the community is just overwhelming at times.”