Blue Alert News

Community: Fall 2019 Vesting Our 4-legged K9 Officers

I am writing to you about our new campaign about–you guessed it– protecting K9s. Tens of thousands of these loyal, trusted dogs serve alongside their human handlers in police departments across the country. But, sadly, due to budget cuts, many departments cannot afford life-saving Kevlar vests for these dogs. Last year, approximately two dozen dogs died in the line of duty.

But, we know this doesn’t have to be the reality. We are launching an ambitious campaign to raise funds to distribute ballistic-proof vests for police dogs across America with a Grand Prize Walt Disney World / JetBlue Vacation Package and Second Prize Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Phone with One (1) year T-Mobile Service.

For more information on the Raffle Prizes, please click the Click Below.

Since each vest needs to be tailored designed and made to fit every dog’s unique body, the cost can run up to about $1,400, more than a human vest

But, we believe every K9 deserves lifesaving protection, just like their human handlers.

With your support, we can protect more K9s and ensure they and their handlers continue to do critical, life-saving work to find bombs, drugs, and missing people.

Your tax-deductible donation will save dog’s lives. Thank you for helping us distribute these vests and ensure that K9s and their human handlers continue to safely work together.

Blue Alert Foundation

Community: Reward Offered in 2018 Assault

Fruitport Police are seeking new tips in a random assault case that occurred in November of 2018. A reward of up to $10,000 is being offered through Muskegon County Silent Observer for any tip(s) that lead to an arrest and conviction in this incident.

On 11/01/2018, in the area of Jensen Rd and Cloverville Rd, a woman reported that she walked outside of her home to get the mail, when a small gold colored vehicle (possibly a Toyota Camry) pulled into her driveway. The driver of the vehicle got out, chased after her and physically assaulted her. The woman was able to get away from the subject, and flee back into her house.

The subject was described by the victim as a white male approximately 6’3” – 6’ 4” tall and weighing approximately 225 pounds. He was said to be wearing all black clothing with Brown colored work boots, a ski mask and gloves.

Anyone having information which would help lead polic e to the positive identity of the above described subject or vehicle, please contact the Fruitport Police department (231-865-8477), or Muskegon County Silent observer (72-CRIME or Online).

Fruitport Township Police Advise of Increase in Financial Fraud

Community: Fruitport Police is advising our residents of a recent increase in Financial Fraud of elderly residents.

Fruitport Police is advising our residents of a recent increase in Financial Fraud of elderly residents. The most recent scams targets elderly residents where victims are told that a family member is in jail or is in the hospital and needs financial assistance immediately. Feeling that the call is legitimate, due to having accurate information about their family member, victims have sent large amounts of money.

Please be aware of this increasing problem and speak to your elderly family members. The names, addresses, and phone numbers from the callers are factitious and prosecution in these incidents is nearly impossible. Making our elderly residents aware of the scam and prepared to make informed decisions is the best course of action.

Financial Fraud information is available at our department.

Contact Information:
Sgt. Andrew Hunt
Fruitport Police

Community: Honoring Our Fallen Police K9s of 2018

In 2018, 27 K9 Officers gave their lives in the line of duty from across the country.  We wanted to create a ‘walking’ tribute to honor these fallen K9 heroes.  We also want to take advantage of this opportunity to protect as many of our K9 Officers as resources will allow.  Proceeds from your t-shirt memorial purchases will be used to outfit as many of our four-legged warriors as possible.

The T-shirt design contains the NAME of all 27 K9s lost in the line of duty during 2018.

Blue Alert Foundation serves to honor ALL our fallen heroes and those who continue to serve to keep our communities safe.  This is Blue Alert’s 5th year honoring fallen K9s with a tribute t-shirt and have vested numerous of our four-legged heroes as the result of your generosity. Please consider helping us again this year!

Ordering Link:

Sgt. Ron Helus Memorial Fund

Sgt. Ron Helus, one of the first officers to respond to a call of a shooting at a bar in Thousand Oaks, California was among the 12 victims killed in the incident.

“He gave his all. Tonight, as I told his wife, he died a hero. He went in to save lives, to save other people.” Said Sheriff Dean.

Helus, 54, is survived by a son and his wife, whom he called before responding to the shooting.

“He said, ‘Hun, I got to go. I love you. I gotta go on a call,’”

The nonprofit run by ex military and police veterans Blue Alert US, will be raising funds to the Sgt. Ron Helus Memorial Fund. Blue Alert US work to bring support to the families of fallen officers. The unexpected loss of life & loss of everyday function puts a strain on these families.

Donation Link:!/SGT-Ron-Heluss-Memorial-fund/p/122853336/category=32109191