WEST TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — New funds donated to the West Terre Haute Police Department will help them add to their k-9 unit.
Tuesday Sugar Creek Scrap in West Terre Haute gave the department a $1,000 check.
The money was raised from their first ever ‘Cars and Coffee’ event held last month.
Police Chief William Bark says, it’s reassuring to see the community give back to officers.
“Sugar Creek Scrap has been really good to us in the past. There’s been some issues here with thieving, we’ve got to know a lot of the people down here and it’s just a lot of good people and they’re just showing it even more,” police chief William Bark said. “It is sometimes surprising and very reassuring to know that the community has our backs. We don’t always see that because most of the time when we’re dealing with the public, it’s an emergency situation or it’s a situation that the person does not want to be in.”
“They have such a big responsibility and lord who knows what they’re going to need in all this, but hopefully it will work out,” Matthew Hagedorn, General Manager of Sugar Creek Scrap said.
Federal Coffee, Cackleberries and the West Terre Haute IGA were among sponsors for the event.
“As long as I’m here and I’m owning the business, we will have a nice benefit from them every June,” Hagedorn said.