GRAVETTE -- Visitors Riley and Marian stopped by the Gravette Police Department one day last week to bring a bone for IKKS, the department's recently retired police dog.
While there, the visitors also presented the police department with a donation of $1,000 to go toward the purchase of a new police dog. Thanks to their donation and the generous support of others in the community, the department is almost halfway to its $15,000 fundraising goal to purchase a new dog.
Officers hope to have a new police dog in service by the beginning of 2021.
Gravette's previous police dog, IKKS, was retired earlier this year after nearly 4½ years in service. He now lives with the family of Capt. Bryan Smith.