TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - A local store opened its checkbook to help with the Terre Haute Police Department...and to help keep the community safe.
Leaders at Meijer in Terre Haute handed over a check for $10,000 to the Terre Haute Police Department on Friday afternoon.
The money paid for a new K9 named 'Kix.'
Officer Todd Haller is Kix's handler.
Now, the department is hoping it's annual '5K Hot Pursuit' race will buy another dog.
"Unfortunately the Terre Haute Police Department has lost four K9s this year...so we've replaced three. We're waiting on one more. They help search for children that are lost. They seized drugs and money. They help track bad criminals off the street," Chrissy John, director of the 5K Pursuit said.
The 5K Pursuit takes place on Saturday, October 20th.
It takes place at the World Gospel Church in Terre Haute.
It's $20 to sign up before the race.
Walkers and children are welcome.
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