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Deli Dishes Up Fundraiser For Fairfield Police K9 Program

An officer from the Fairfield Police Department and a member of its K9 Unit visit with children during a recent fundraising event. Photo Credit: Provided
Highly trained dogs, such as this one from the Fairfield Police Department, serve many functions, from searching for suspects and lost kids to sniffing out narcotics and protecting their handlers and other police officers. Photo Credit: Provided

FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- If you’re in the mooo-d to help the Fairfield Police Department, round up the little ones and head on over to the County Cow Deli this weekend.

The Fairfield eatery is hosting a fundraiser for the department’s K9 unit from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 21.

The police canine partner program is entirely funded by corporate or private donations.

Started in 2010, the K9 team serves as a valuable tool in combating crime, police said, and it “often the determining factor in conducting a search or achieving a peaceful arrest.”

K9 units, aka police dogs, help with building searches, tracking suspects or missing people, sniffing out narcotics, and maintaining crowd control.

They also protect their handlers and other officers, police said.

Donations can be made in person or by mail, police said.

They should be addressed to: Fairfield Police Department, Attn. Sergeant Hector Irizarry, K9 Unit Supervisor, 100 Reef Road, Fairfield, CT 06824. Checks can be made out to: “Fairfield Police Department – K9 Unit.”

For more information about the program, call police at 203-254-4844.

The Country Cow Deli is located at 2505 Black Road Turnpike, Fairfield.

For directions, call 203-371-0303.

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