The Knox Police Department is approaching the halfway point in terms of fundraising for the purchase of a K9. Police Chief Harold Smith told the board of works on Wednesday they’ve raised $7,300 of the $17,000 to cover the cost of buying and training the dog and its handler. They hope to get a dual-purpose dog to detect drugs and assist with search and rescue efforts.
Donations for the Knox City Police Department K9 Fund will be receipted into a separate account. They can be dropped off at city hall during business hours or at the Knox Police Department. A GoFundMe account has also been set up to collect money.