INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (NEWS RELEASE) -- The Indiana Department of Correction, (IDOC), donated $8,419.00 to the Kilo Memorial Fund. The donation will be used to support the Indiana State Police’s K-9 Section. The funds were raised by both staff and offenders through various prison programs and fundraising events. IDOC Deputy Commissioners, James Basinger and Amanda Copeland, presented Indiana State Police Superintendent Doug Carter with a check on Monday, Sept. 23.
Indiana Department of Correction Commissioner, Bruce Lemmon said, “As partners in public safety, the IDOC jumped at the opportunity to support the Indiana State Police’s K-9 program. Our staff and offenders give back to a lot of important causes throughout the year, and we will always step up to help our fellow law enforcement agencies protect and serve our communities.”
Indiana State Police K-9, “Kilo”, was killed in the line of duty on June 24, 2013 while searching for an armed suspect in Sellersburg, Ind. The Indiana State Police Alliance set up a memorial fund in honor of the slain K-9 hero. The funds being raised will be used to support the Indiana State Police K-9 program.