Event Helps Raise Funds for Police K9 Corps

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ROCKLAND COUNTY, NY – Rockland County officials attended the event to help police and other law enforcement agencies funfair K9 Patrol services. The event was Paws at Peppermill to benefit the Rockland County Police Department’s K-9 corps and to raise money for Spike’s K-9 fund

On Saturday, District Attorney Tom Walsh had the pleasure of attending the Paws for Peppermill fundraiser to raise money for Rockland County K9’s and the Spikes K9 at the VMA in Congers.

“The cost for upkeep of K-9’s can be very expensive, but they provide an invaluable and non-lethal tool for law enforcement,” Walsh said. “Jimmy Hatch, founder of Spikes K-9 Fund, can attest to that. The retired Navy SEAL named the fund after Spike, his military K-9 who tragically died during a firefight in Iraq in 2006. His mission now is to ensure no service dog is denied treatment or care, with his organizations covering the costs.”

“A great job by event organizer The Law Office of Heather M. Nappi, PC, all the vendors, and our incredible dog handlers and their k-9’s who serve our community 24-7. A special thank you to Jimmy Hatch for his service to our country and continued dedication in supporting law enforcement k-9’s who keep our communities safe,” the Rockland County Police Department said today.

Photos from Rockland County District Attorney’s Office’s post