Not all police officers are human or walk on two legs. That’s the case for the Wintersville police K9, Ali.
He has been with them for almost 10 years, and he will retire this summer. The department has already started looking for his successor, but they need the funds to make it happen.
They say it will be hard to replace a one-of-a-kind K9 like Ali, but having a canine on the force is beneficial for the entire community. Wintersville Police Chief Arthur L. Fowler Jr. said, “yes it’s the Wintersville K9, but we have and assist all other agencies in Jefferson county. We’ve assisted in Weirton. We’ve assisted in Harrison County, and it’s not just our department does it, but all of the departments. We all work together if need be.”
If you would like to donate money for their new K9, you can go to their GoFundMe to donate online, or you can mail a check to the Wintersville police department and in the memo line, just write K9 fund.