In Other News: People Donated More Than $55,000 So a Cop Can Adopt a Dog in His K-9 Unit

| February 2, 2016
source: GoFundMe

source: GoFundMe

There’s a cop in Marietta, Ohio named Matthew Hickey, and he retired last week after 34 years on the force.

For the past four years he’s been working with a police dog named Ajax, and Matthew wanted to adopt him when he retired. But Ajax hasn’t reached retirement age . . . he’s only five, and could be a police dog for another five years.

And state law says that since they’ve put so much money into training him, they have to auction him off to the highest bidder.

The good news is, someone posted the story on GoFundMe.com last Thursday. And on day one, they raised about $18,000 to help Matthew win the auction.

The city was expecting Ajax to go for about $3,500, and the GoFundMe page is now over 55 GRAND. So winning the auction shouldn’t be a problem.

And any money Matthew has left over is going to charity, to buy bulletproof vests for other K-9 units around the country. If you want to donate, just go to the GoFundMe website, “Help Officer Hickey Keep Ajax“.

WTAP

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