Rushville Republican

July 19, 2013

"K9 Open" turns 3 years old

By Frank Denzler Rushville Republican
Rushville Republican

---- — The K9 units at the Rushville Police Department and Rush County Sheriff’s Department have been vital to both law enforcement agencies since their inception, resulting in numerous arrests and convictions on various charges.

Current K9 handlers, deputy Josh Brinson and RPD patrolman Michael Ervin, recently announced the date and site of the third K9 Open golf outing to help offset the cost of the canine programs at both law enforcement agencies.

Golfers will tee off at 9 a.m. Aug. 17 at Horseshoe Bend Golf Course, 643 East CR 1200N.

“Monies raised will assist with food, supplies, vet bills, training and other K9 needs,” Brinson said.

He continued by saying that both Dax, the county’s canine, and Axel, the city’s canine, were purchased and trained without the benefit of taxpayer dollars. Both were realized as the result of grants and donations. The golf outing provides a means to keep the valuable law enforcement assets without the use of tax dollars.

Team and individual golfers are still sought for the event. Individual fees are $75 while a team of four is $200 and include a light meal, T-shirt and golf cart.

Registration forms can be picked up at the RPD, 270 West 15th Street, or the RCSD, 131 East First Street.

For additional information regarding the event, to donate a door prize or make a monetary contribution to the K9 fund, Brinson can be contacted at (765) 932-2931 or Ervin at (765 ) 932-3907.

Contact: Frank Denzler @ 765.932.2222 x106