(PORT HURON) -- St. Clair County Sheriff's Office K-9 Fist will be a safer as he heads into dangerous situations after fundraising efforts bought him a new bullet proof vest. A group of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers, led by CBP K-9 handler Bridget Hillard, held a bowling fundraising event in St. Clair, raising over $1,200 to purchase the body armor for Fist. Fist and his handler, Deputy Mike Pink, were presented with the vest at the Customs and Border Protection office April 1. Sheriff Tim Donnellon noted that with tight budgets, the department is grateful for those who stepped up to coordinate the event and those who attended. K-9 Fist and his handler will continue to work with the BEST unit, which is a multi-jurisdictional investigative unit that works on cross-border criminal activity.