Dauphin County honors first responders on 9/11 and raise money for K-9 unit

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SWATARA TOWNSHIP, Pa. (WHTM) — In a special time to remember the men and women who serve to help others, a Dauphin County community took the time to thank first responders in the region.

Swatara Township held a chicken barbeque for police, firefighters, dispatchers and other first responders.

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Organizers say it’s important to show thanks to those who work hard and at times risk their own lives to save others. The event was also a fundraiser for the police department’s K-9 unit.

“What it takes to operate and we have three dogs in our patrol division so we try to offset that as much as we can and it’s a great way for people to come out and meet some of our officers and our canines, for that matter,” Cpl. Brandon Pokrop said.

More than $3,000 was raised for the township’s K-9 unit. The money will be used for gear, supplies and equipment.

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