ROCKFORD Ill. (WIFR) — Police and their fury partners do a lot of the work that keeps our community protected and the community is holding a fundraiser in hopes of adding a sixth four-legged officer to the Rockford Police Department.
Friends of the Rockford Police came together to have the second annual “In Dog We Trust” fundraiser. Mayor McNamara acted as the “Celebrity Host” and was joined by police chief Dan O’Shea and State Representative John Cabello as “Celebrity Bartenders,” last year’s fundraiser raised enough money to get a new dog and they are hoping for the same outcome this year.
“Last year we seized 27 illegal guns, and we already have 27 here to date now. We are at a 17 percent increase from our seized last year and that is just from having the 5th dog. So if we can add a 6th tonight I think you are going to see more progress,” said Duane Johnson, K9 unit supervisor for the Rockford Police Department.
If you want to get updates on different K9 events you can go to their Facebook page called friends of Rockford police K9.