McKeesport K9 Unit hosts annual fundraiser
McKeesport Police Department's K9 Unit hosted its fourth annual golf outing Friday at Westwood Golf Club.
Thirty foursomes competed on the West Mifflin course and enjoyed basket auctions, raffles, door prizes and dinner, with all proceeds benefitting the unit.
“We want to thank all of the business sponsors, golfers and volunteers for making this outing possible,” said Lt. Tim Bliss, the unit's leader. “This annual event is one of several that help us fund the K9 unit of the city of McKeesport.”
McKeesport's five patrol/narcotics dogs and one explosive-detecting canine all are self-funded.
Police Chief Bryan J. Washowich said the K9 unit helps the department better serve the city.
“The K9 unit is an incredible asset to our community in terms of crime prevention and the apprehension of violent criminals,” Washowich said. “I commend our K9 officers for all they do. Their job is 24 hours, and they are very dedicated.”
Jennifer R. Vertullo is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1956, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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