Boylan students raise $4K toward buying Rockford Police a new K-9

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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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