Independence Bank Joins Community Effort To Donate K-9 Vest in Henderson

Independence Bank donates $500 along with addtitional community members to purchase a Modular Ballistic Vest for Kari, a 3-year-old German Shepherd with the Henderson Police Department. Kari is dual trained in tracking and apprehension of suspects, detection of narcotics, obedience and agility. In general, K-9s provide search and rescue services, apprehend suspects and provide demonstrations for local schools.

Jessica Hewig, with St. Joe Veterinary Hospital, began the process of finding donors to help outfit one of her favorite members of the Henderson Police Department, she knew just where to start.

“Tim Robbins contacted me and said he knew of a Henderson PD K9 that was in need of a ballistic vest. With his wife being an employee at Independence Bank he helped to align the puzzle pieces,” explains Hewig. “I was so lucky to be a part of helping Kari get his vest.  With donations from Independence Bank, Andrea O’Bryan and other local donors we were able to all come together and keep this wonderful dog protected for many years to come.”

“Finding ways to serve our community is what we do,” said Independence Bank President, Jim Davis. “To be given an opportunity to recognize one of these dogs and ensure that they are able to work safely and give some piece of mind to their handlers is an exciting project to be part of.”

The Bank held a small presentation on Wednesday, August 26th in honor of Kari and his handler, K-9 Officer Michael Langston.


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Independence Bank is a regional community bank with 25 locations in Calloway, Daviess, Franklin, Graves, Hancock, Henderson, Hopkins, Jefferson, McCracken, McLean, Warren and Webster counties. One of the fastest growing banks in Kentucky and fifth largest, Independence Bank possesses the size and experience to serve the largest and most complex clients and offers trust and investment services and agricultural services. As a banking revolution for the people, by the people, central to Independence Bank’s mission is doing what is right and fair for customers, communities and employees. Independence Bank has been recognized in multiple categories by the American Bankers Association, including being named a Top Performing Bank and Best Bank to Work For, for 11 consecutive years, a Best Place to Work in Kentucky for 11 years and has assets totaling $2.8 billion.

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