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Fortville Police Department raising money for new K-9

Posted: 2:45 PM, Nov 12, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-12 19:45:47Z

FORTVILLE, Ind. — The Fortville Police Department is raising money for a new K-9 officer.

The department's last K-9, named Lannie, was retired after a Fortville officer was ambushed and shot in 2012. 

According to a GoFundMe posted by the department, the opioid epidemic is one of the top reasons for getting a new K-9. 

"We are taking large numbers of calls for overdoses and reviving people with the use of Narcan," the post reads. "We feel like if we have additional tools to help keep the drugs from getting in to the community the safer it will be."

Another reason, the department wrote, is the growth of the town. The K-9 will be able to help track and apprehend missing suspects. 

As of Monday afternoon, the department has raised $785 of the necessary $15,000 for the K-9. 

For more information on the fundraiser, click here .

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