Neighbors in Vernon raising money to get police department new K-9

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VERNON, Conn. (WTNH) — Following the unexpected passing of Vernon Police K-9 Thor, the community is coming together to get the police department a new dog.

Tim Poloski of Vernon told News 8, “We all feel it’s an important part of a successful community to have people who are willing to do what they can. Whether that’s time, money, or helping others, that’s what we want to do.”

The goal is to raise $30,000 for K-9 equipment and training for the new dog. After Thor’s passing, a group of local business and community leaders donated $15,000. That means, another $15,000 needs to come from the community.

There are donation boxes placed around the town.

RELATED: Vernon Police Department mourning the loss of Officer K-9 Thor

K-9 Thor passed away last month after suffering complications from an autoimmune disorder and pneumonia. He was on the force for seven years. He was eight years old.

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