ALTON, IL. (KTVI) – Madison County State’s Attorney Tom Gibbons donated a $1,000 check to the Alton Police Department Monday, that will go towards the departments effort to purchase a second canine officer. Currently the department only has one canine unit, as one was recently retired and another was euthanized for an illness.
The Alton Police Department has been raising funds privately, and has so far raised $10,000. The goal is to raise $15,000 towards the purchase of second canine by December 1st, so that training can begin by February 2014.