Couple’s gift helps Door County restore K9 officer program


SISTER BAY, Wisconsin (WBAY) – A generous donation from a couple in Door County has enabled the County Sheriff’s Department to once again have a K9 unit.

K9’s assistant Leo and his manager, assistant Matt Tassoul, are in training.

After the last K9 in the department died from cancer, an effort was launched to raise funds to replace him.

It was then that Mike and Marge McCoy offered to cover Leo’s expenses as well as his training.

The McCoys feel that having a K9 on staff in the Door County Sheriff’s Office is invaluable.

“It’s very necessary, I mean, there’s a lot going on in Door County that people don’t even know about that shouldn’t be happening, and these dogs are a great asset to the Sheriff’s Department in trying to stop some of the illegal things that are trying to be done, ”said Marge McCoy.

“It kept people from getting hurt and it protected the deputy, and if we only have one case of that, we covered the cost of the dog,” added Mike McCoy. “If the dog saves a life or protects the assistant from harm, it’s well worth the money it costs to have a dog and train a dog.

The McCoys say their donation is not intended to publicize. Rather, they hope it will inspire residents and businesses in Door County to raise enough funds to add a second K9 officer to the county.

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