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Inmates Give To Charity: Police

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September 26, 2013 – Some Indiana prison inmates are donating to a cause:  police work.

The Indiana Department of Correction says it donated $8,419.00 to the Kilo Memorial Fund, used to support Indiana State Police’s K-9 Section, and it says the funds were raised by both staff and IDOC offenders using prison programs and fundraising events for the donation.

Indiana Department of Correction Commissioner Bruce Lemmon said, “As partners in public safety, the IDOC jumped at the opportunity to support the Indiana State Police’s K-9 program. Our staff and offenders give back to a lot of important causes throughout the year, and we will always step up to help our fellow law enforcement agencies protect and serve our communities,”

Indiana State Police K-9 “Kilo” died in the line of duty June 24, 2013 while searching for an armed suspect in Sellersburg.  The Indiana State Police Alliance established a memorial fund in honor of Kilo to support the Indiana State Police K-9 program.

Indiana’s maximum security prison is in LaPorte County.

IDOC Deputy Commissioners, James Basinger and Amanda Copeland, presented Indiana State Police Superintendent Doug Carter (center) with a check on Monday, September 23rd.


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