MOUNT VERNON — The Mount Vernon Police Department will soon include four-footed officers in the effort to “serve and protect.”
Chief Roger Monroe has been trying to find a way to add a K-9 officer to the force, but budgets haven’t allowed for it.
Now, Dave Culbertson and Arms of an Angel Foundation have raised the money for the city’s first dog. A fund has been started at the Community Foundation of Mount Vernon and Knox County to pay for the next dog or for a dog for the Knox County Sheriff’s Office.
Monroe said he hopes there will be three dogs on the force — one on each shift — by the time he is ready to retire.
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