January 7, 2014

The American Fork Police Department, which Cedar Hills contracts for police service, would like to give citizens an opportunity to participate in the acquisition of two new police service dogs. The current dogs, Wolf and Duco, are now nine years old (63 human years) and suffer from arthritis, back and joint discomfort, and fatigue. The costs of purchasing the dogs, transportation to the city, and obtaining the necessary K-9 training and deployment equipment will amount to an estimated $30,000. Due to the cost, the department is not able to fully fund the replacement dogs. Donations can be made to the AFPD K-9 Fund at any Bank of American Fork, or cash and checks will be accepted at the American Fork Police Department, 75 East 80 North, American Fork UT 84003. For more information or answers to questions, please contact K-9 officers Russell Bishop (801-404-6145) or Ryan Archuleta (801-376-4181). They may also be reached by e-mail at rbishop@afcity.net or rarchuleta@afcity.net.  All donations are greatly appreciated.