Benefit concert to raise funds for Cape Girardeau PD K-9 unit - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Benefit concert to raise funds for Cape Girardeau PD K-9 unit

(Source: Cape Girardeau PD) (Source: Cape Girardeau PD)
(Source: Cape Girardeau PD) (Source: Cape Girardeau PD)
(Source: Cape Girardeau PD) (Source: Cape Girardeau PD)
(Source: Cape Girardeau PD) (Source: Cape Girardeau PD)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -

“Sounds for Hounds,” a benefit concert to raise funds for the Cape Girardeau Police Department’s K-9 Unit, will be held Saturday, July 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the Bedell Concert Hall at the Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus.

Entertainment will be provided by the Missouri Arts Council’s Individual Artist for 2017 Jerry Ford, his orchestra and friends featuring Dr. Andrew Moore, Steve Schaffner, Tina Trickey, Brodrick Twiggs and Bruce Zimmerman.

They will perform a variety of musical styles including a military salute to service members.

Todd Richards, Sports Director for KFVS-12 Heartland News, will be the MC for the night.

Both Cape Girardeau Police Department K-9s will be retiring soon, Reno this spring and Schupo in 2018.

The Cape Girardeau Police Department is currently undergoing a fundraising campaign to pay for replacement dogs as this cost is not funded by the general revenue.

We plan on not just continuing the proud tradition of our K-9 unit but also strengthening it with the inclusion of two additional K-9s.

By expanding the K-9 unit to four certified police K-9s, it will allow a police K-9 to be assigned to each platoon ensuring a police K-9 is available and on duty around the clock.

Tickets for the benefit concert are $12.50 per person and are available now at the River Campus Box Office.

Tickets can be purchased by calling the River Campus Box Office at 573-651-2265 or online at rivercampus.org.

To make a donation to the K-9 Unit, checks should be made payable to the “Cape Girardeau Public Safety Foundation” and mailed to the Cape Girardeau Police Department at 40 South Sprigg Street, Cape Girardeau, MO 63703.

For additional information contact:

Sgt. Rick Schmidt
573-335-6621, Extension 1129

rschmidt@cityofcape.org

More information will be posted to www.cityofcape.org/soundsforhounds as it becomes available. 

Download the KFVS News app: iPhone | Android

Copyright 2017 KFVS. All rights reserved.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Report: Barton said he'd go to Capitol Police over photo

    Report: Barton said he'd go to Capitol Police over photo

    Thursday, November 23 2017 1:12 AM EST2017-11-23 06:12:14 GMT
    Thursday, November 23 2017 7:45 AM EST2017-11-23 12:45:48 GMT

    A published report says U.S. Rep. Joe Barton of Texas told a woman to whom he had sent sexually explicit photos, videos and messages that he would report her to U.S. Capitol Police for exposing his behavior.

    A published report says U.S. Rep. Joe Barton of Texas told a woman to whom he had sent sexually explicit photos, videos and messages that he would report her to U.S. Capitol Police for exposing his behavior.

  • 50 employees fired after refusing flu shot

    50 employees fired after refusing flu shot

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 2:14 AM EST2017-11-22 07:14:40 GMT
    Wednesday, November 22 2017 2:14 AM EST2017-11-22 07:14:40 GMT
    At least 50 enployees at a health company have lost their jobs after refusing to get flu shots. (Source: KBJR/CN)At least 50 enployees at a health company have lost their jobs after refusing to get flu shots. (Source: KBJR/CN)

    Since September, employees have been given three options:  Get the flu shot, get an approved religious or medical exemption, or leave Essentia. At least 50 people have lost their jobs thus far.

    Since September, employees have been given three options:  Get the flu shot, get an approved religious or medical exemption, or leave Essentia. At least 50 people have lost their jobs thus far.

  • Cold War drama caught on video as N. Korean soldier escapes

    Cold War drama caught on video as N. Korean soldier escapes

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 2:11 AM EST2017-11-22 07:11:49 GMT
    Thursday, November 23 2017 12:03 AM EST2017-11-23 05:03:46 GMT

    On a cold, grey afternoon, a lone North Korean soldier races toward freedom, the shock of his comrades palpable as they realize he is defecting to the South and start sprinting after him.

    On a cold, grey afternoon, a lone North Korean soldier races toward freedom, the shock of his comrades palpable as they realize he is defecting to the South and start sprinting after him.

Powered by Frankly