The city of Fairbury has raised enough money to recruit their very own K9 officer to the police force.
Thirty-four days ago, the Fairbury Police Department received the go-ahead to start raising funds for a K9 program. Thirteen days ago, area businesses created a matching challenge with $50,600 to encourage community contributions.
On April 9, Fairbury, Forrest and surrounding Livingston County residents pooled enough funding to purchase a K9 officer. A K9 officer typically costs between $80,000 and $100,000.
The dog will arrive to its new home in Fairbury on April 17.