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City of Brazil creates fund for police K-9 unit

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Brazil City Patrolman Kenny Hill (right) and K-9 Officer Anya appeared in the annual K-Day Parade on Sept. 22, 2007. The City of Brazil has set up a special fund for Anya through the Brazil City Police Department. Ivy Jackson Photo.
The City of Brazil, along with the Brazil City Police Department, has set up a special fund for the new K-9 unit.

"The fund was started with private donations we have received up to this point," Mayor Ann Bradshaw said.

The city set up the account through Riddell National Bank, where residents can make donations, but it is not the preferred choice.

"People can go to Riddell to make donations, but we would like them to come to City Hall to drop off donations," Brazil City Police Chief Terry Harrison said. "This way, we can keep track of who makes donations and we can thank them."

Harrison said the account has a little more than $700 in it at the current time, the majority of which came from one sponsor.

"The Brazil Rotary donated $500 for the fund Wednesday," he said. "This will help pay for an automatic door opener for the K-9 vehicle."

According to Captain Dave Archer, an automatic door opener will be useful in the capturing of criminals.

"The door will be controlled with the push of a button," Archer said. "This way, if an officer is in a scuffle, it will be easier to let the dog out for additional assistance."

Patrolman Kenny Hill is the K-9 Handler for Officer Anya, who have both been out and about in the community.

"We have gotten a lot of support from the community for the K-9 unit," Harrison said. "Kenny and Anya have been to a lot of the schools and we have more demonstrations scheduled."

Hill and Anya will be at Meridian Towers Friday at about 7:30 p.m., and at Jackson Gardens and Cooper Towers Saturday evening.

"Anya is very people-friendly, especially with kids," Archer said.

Harrison said those who prefer to mail a donation for the fund should address them for the mayor's office at Brazil City Hall.

Donations will help cover the costs of food and general upkeep of Anya, as well as for any further protective gear.

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Great job everyone is doing with the K-9 program. Congratulations on your successful efforts!!

-- Posted by scwh1974 on Fri, Nov 2, 2007, at 3:37 PM

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