BARTONVILLE, Ill. -- Police officers are vital to protecting the citizens of a community.
That protection does not always come in the form of humans. In Bartonville, a police canine named Shadow has been working for years but he is now suffering from hip dysplasia. That means the time has come for him to retire.
News 25's Ashley McNamee sat down with Officer Matt Schumm and Kristy Brawner of the Bartonville Police Department to talk about their efforts to raise funds for a new K-9 unit.
Bartonville Police K-9 Fundraiser
Sunday, March 24
All you can eat fish dinner
Club Phoenix II
4206 W. Pfeiffer Rd.
Bartonville, Il 61607
All proceeds to benefit the Bartonville Police Canine Fund. If you have any questions please contact the Bartonville Police Department at (309) 697-2323.