Knights of Columbus donate to Plover Police K-9 program
For the Gazette
PLOVER – On July 13, a check for $3,055.22 was presented to the Plover Police Department by the Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree Assembly No. 1216 at St. Bronislava Catholic Church, on Plover.
The funds will go directly to the cost incurred by the purchase, training and upkeep of the department’s new K-9 officer, Karma.
The money was raised during a cookout fundraiser held June 25 at the Plover Metro Market.
“Young and old alike got to meet Karma and her handler, Jeremy Anderson while being treated to brats, burgers, hot dogs, chips, cookies, and drinks. Also, the Plover Fire Department brought out its shiny new ladder truck to show off to the community in addition to having handout stuff for the kids,” a Knights of Columbus release stated.
“All costs for a K-9 police dog are covered by donations, benefit events like this and monies garnered in drug seizures, many of which are successfully apprehended because of dogs like Karma.”
While accepting the check, Plover Police Chief Ryan Fox said that “in his 23 years of law enforcement, it was so great to see the local support and the interest that attendees showed to learn more about both the Plover police and fire departments.”
“One special side story was Dalton, a local 12-year-old youngster that came to the event dressed in blue with a utility vest complete with a mockup of police equipment. Dalton is no stranger to the Plover K-9 police department, as he had brought a retirement blanket for Bill, the prior K-9 dog who developed cancer. (He) was treated but unfortunately Bill had to retire early,” the release stated.
“At this event, Dalton brought a bag of money from his piggy bank that totaled $114.93 for Karma.”
Donations for Karma can be made directly to: Plover Police Department at 2420 Post Road, Plover, WI, 54467.