Yesterday morning, San Angelo Police Chief Frank Carter and K-9 Sergeant Chris Cimino accepted $414.00 — a healthy portion of money which will benefit the Department’s K-9 Unit. The funds were raised during Royal Estates of San Angelo’s summer long campaign, “We Support U”, geared to show support for local first responders.
In September, the Royal Estates community concluded the campaign with a cook book and bake sale event sponsored in part by Chick-fil-A, Intrepid Home Health, Kindred Hospice, Community Hospital, and Sam’s Club. The community event provided food, drinks, and interaction with Police and Fire Department personnel and their vehicles.
Profits from the campaign’s events totaled $828, which Royal Estates divided amongst the San Angelo Fire and Police Departments.
“On behalf of Vader and the K-9 Unit, and the San Angelo Police Department, we’re honored for your generosity and donation”, said Chief Carter, “it’s such a privilege and honor to serve in such a community as San Angelo because of the support we have from the residents.” (https://youtu.be/o9fbPbjWafw)
In addition to the cook book and bake sale, Royal Estates hosted a pancake breakfast with all the trimmings, a special meal for their retired law enforcement residents, and a painting session called ‘Brushed by the Heart’ with Mary Kaye Cockrell.
Before the check presentation, K9 Vader visited with Royal Estates residents and staff members — some brave enough to play tug-of-war with Vader’s coveted Kong toy.
The Department will utilize the money to assist with the K-9 Unit’s operating costs, which has four certified teams. For more information about the Department’s K-9 Unit visit http://bit.ly/SAPDK9Unit.