Joshua Morrison/News
Joshua Morrison/News
Joshua Morrison/News
Joshua Morrison/News From left, City Auditor Terry Scott, Mount Vernon Police Chief Roger Monroe, Arms of an Angel Foundation’s Dave Culbertson and Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Mavis. Scott accepted a check for $18,000, raised by the Arms of an Angel Foundation since January of this year. The money will go towards the establishment of a K-9 unit for the city police.

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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