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Northeast Ohio boy recognized by President Donald Trump's 'Drug Czar'

11-year-old Brady Snakovsky has raised more than $300,000 to provide bullet proof vests to K9 officers.

BROOKPARK, Ohio — A Northeast Ohio boy was recognized Thursday by a national official for his efforts to help police dogs across the region. 

11-year-old Brady Snakovsky was honored by White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Director Jim Carrol--better known as the President Trump's "Drug Czar"-- in a special ceremony.

Snakovsky is the force behind Brady's K-9 Fund, which raises money to get bullet and stab-proof vests for K-9 officers. To date, the young man has raised enough money to purchase 285 vests.

"As the principal advisor to President Trump on United States drug policy who regularly interacts with law enforcement canine units, Director Carroll has a keen awareness of the role our four-legged friends play combating drug trafficking and keeping communities safe," a release from the Office of National Drug Control Policy read. 

The event took place Thursday, October 15 at the Ohio State Highway Patrol District Office in Brookpark (5225 W. 140th Street) at  2 p.m. 

For more information on Brady's K9 Fund, click here