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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback scores new K9 officer for Town of Avon

Posted: 3:39 PM, Nov 12, 2017
Updated: 2017-11-12 18:29:50-05

AVON, Ind. -- Ben Roethelisberger, quarterback of the Pittsburgh Steelers, scored big for a Hendricks County town Sunday.

The Avon Police Department announced they have received a $10,000 grant to add an additional K-9 to the department from the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation

The foundation has provided over $1.6 million in funding for K-9 units In Pittsburgh and around the country, according the Avon Police Department Facebook page.
 

Avon Police Department Chief Sean Stoops released a statement on the grant:

“The Avon Police Department is humbled to learn that we were selected to receive the 2017 Ben Roethlisberger Foundation grant. This is an honor and privilege for the Avon Police Department, and we wish to thank Mr. Roethlisberger and his foundation for such a wonderful opportunity to make a positive impact in our community. The Avon Police Department would also like to commend Mr. Roethlisberger for his passion, dedication and generosity that he has demonstrated throughout the United States to help law enforcement agencies. The Avon Police Department looks forward to partnering with the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation in the fight against illegal narcotic distribution, sales and abuse. The Foundation’s generosity will assist the Avon Police Department with the purchase of an additional K-9 unit that will be focused on the interdiction of illegal drugs such as heroin, and other dangerous opioids that have destroyed and taken so many lives. With this grant and the dedication of the men and women of the Avon Police Department, we now have the opportunity to substantially increase our resources to help reduce illegal drug activity in our community and potentially save lives.”
 

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