ATTALA COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) – The Attala County Community comes together to raise money for its’ local law enforcement.
Hundreds filled the Attala County Colesium Saturday and there was something for each of them.
BBQ plates, a bake sale, an auction,bounce houses for the kids, and a dunking booth were all available for a small donation.
The money raised is to help the Attala County Sheriff Department add a new k-9 to the force.
They’ve been without a k-9 since October when their previous dog was put to sleep for health reasons.
Victor cost $14,500. The Sheriff Department needs an additional $7,000 before they can officially add Victor to the force.
In addition to the money raised Saturday, the department will also receive a $2,500 matching grant from the local Modern Woodmen Insurance Company.
“Today is an important day for Attala County to be able to receive this dog. It’s important for the community to come out and enjoy the festivities. Modern Woodman is proud to be able to give back to the community and give back to its’ patrons. This is one of the yearly things that we can do with fundraising and matching funds,” said Modern Woodman Insurance representative Jamie Palmertree.
“In our profession law-enforcement our ability to protect and serve the community the dog is a valuable tool the dogs nose can do things that we cant do he can help us locate lost persons if we’ve got a subject that is in a home and barricaded in a house it gives us another option without putting human lives as risk,”said K-9 Deputy Sheriff Scott Walter.
Victor is a Belgium Malawa weighing about 90 pounds.
Deputy Walters says the typical k-9 usually provides about 10 years of service.