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.