Barrackville raising funds to buy, train new K9 officer

BARRACKVILLE — Like many small, rural police departments around the U.S., the Town of Barrackville has no funding in its annual budget to purchase a new K9 officer.

So, Police Chief Chuck Wilson has set up a GoFundMe account to raise $20,000 of which $10,000 will go toward purchasing and training a new K9 officer and the remainder will go towards training Wilson to work and bond with the new dog, as he puts it, “Which will take away from the costs the town has to pay while I’m there[training],” Wilson said.

To date, Wilson has raised $6,387 for the new K9 officer. Read More