The Terre Haute Police Department introduces its newest member to the community.
K-9 Pitts was named after fallen officer Rob Pitts.
The Terre Haute Police Department got the K-9 thanks to a community fundraiser.
Top Guns helped organize the fundraiser, which involved selling t-shirts in honor of Officer Pitts.
The shop’s owner says the community really supported the cause.
“The community did a phenomenal job at that and we want to say thank you to the whole community,” says Steve Ellis.
When asked what Officer Pitts would think about K-9 Pitts, Chief John Plasse says, “I think he’d be very proud that he’s carrying his name and he’s going to be out doing the same thing Rob did. We’re never going to forget Rob, but this is just another way everyday to have his name out there.”
The Terre Haute Police Department also says K-9 Pitts’ personality reminds them of the officer.