The Ohio Hog Company raised $10,000 to give local law enforcements a gift they will never forget.
By collecting money from their own pockets and using portions of their profits throughout the year, the local BBQ spot managed to get a police dog for the police department in Tyrone, Georgia.
It’s a gesture that makes a big difference and leaves a mark on the community. So far, 2016 hasn’t been the best year when it comes to the relationship between the authorities and civilians. The civil unrest has damaged a lot, and has put police in a bad light.
“Recently we noticed all the stories of police misconduct that have caused a lot of distrust between the local communities and police departments,” said the restaurant’s Kevin Payne in an interview with 11 Alive. “We wanted to do our part and lead by example.”
It’s an act of pure kindness that our nation could use right about now. The good deed is particularly impactful in Georgia were violence against police officers has seen an unsettling surge.
The police department in Tyrone wasn’t able to acquire a dog with the funds they had, so the donation was a wish come true. The newest part of the team is Bruno, a 2-year-old German shepherd trained to detect and track narcotics.