An Indianapolis businessman donated $20,000 to replace Anderson's two police dogs that died in violent confrontations in the past month.
The contribution from David Myers, vice president of F.E. Moran Inc. Alarms, will cover most of the expenses for replacing the dogs, which typically cost between $10,000 and $12,000 each, police said.
"In their time of need, it's thrilling to come to their rescue," Myers said.
Detective Joel Sandefur said the department is grateful for Myers' generosity and for other donations, including two girls who gave their lemonade stand profits.
"It has been very uplifting. It has touched the heart and spirit of the Anderson Police Department," Sandefur said. "From the smallest donation to the largest, it has had a dramatic impact."
One of the dogs was euthanized last week after being shot in the face by a man fleeing a bank robbery. The other mistook an officer as an aggressor during a late July standoff and had to be shot.
A memorial for the two dogs will be held at the Anderson Eastside Church of God on Sept. 8.
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