ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — Rockford Police are one step closer to getting a new K-9 after Boylan High School students raised more than $4,000.
The students teamed up with the Northern Illinois Red Ribbon program to bring in the money.
A new K-9 would be the Rockford Police Department’s seventh, which would mean a dog could cover every shift, seven days a week.
“It’s heartwarming to see…a representation of what this community will be when these guys get older, too,” said Sgt. Duane Johnson.
The dogs typically cost around $70,000 with training and other equipment.
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