Tuesday, May 13, 2008
The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development has awarded the Pittsburgh Police Department a $10,000 grant to purchase, train and house a new police dog. The request was mad by State Senator Jim Ferlo in reaction to the shooting death of a Pittsburgh Police K-9 officer last week. Ferlo says it was important to act quickly for two reasons. First, he says it is important to get another dog on the streets as soon as possible. Second, he says it is important to send a message to the community that police dogs are an important part of the force.