Rockford Police hold K-9 fundraiser

ROCKFORD (WREX) – On Thursday, the Rockford Police Department invited the community out for a fun night in hopes of raising money for its K-9 program.

The department hosted, “In Dogs We Trust,” at Josef Steakhouse and Oyster Bar. The goal of the benefit is to raise money in order to buy a new K-9, vehicle, vests and training. Those in attendance got a chance to take pictures with the K-9s and see a K-9 demonstration in the parking lot.

“They’re great, we love them, we get a lot of results with them,” Rockford Police Chief Dan O’Shea said about the K-9s. “They seize a lot of drugs for us. They help us find a lot of money guns, they keep the officers safe.”

O’Shea was also one of the celebrity bartenders at the event. Rockford Mayor Tom McNamara served as the celebrity host.

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