Real World Testing donates towards purchase of K9

Photo L-R: Chief Deputy Major Chris Lane, April Gray of Real World Testing, Dean Howard, Real World Testing and Captain Dave Steinkoenig, BCSO; photo courtesy of BCSO

Real World Testing, a testing company for engines, donated $4,000 toward the purchase of a second K9 for the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department. The company made the donation on Tuesday.

Previously, Real World Testing donated $18,000 to purchase the department’s second police dog, Diesel, and also chose his name. Since K9 Bolt retired last month, BCSO has only one police dog available.

“It is our goal to send a deputy to K9 school next month and to have two dogs back on our streets in May,” said Bartholomew County Sheriff Matt Myers. He says the department’s ultimate goal is to have three K9 units. Sheriff Myers says this donation helps towards that goal. “I can’t thank the folks from Real World Testing enough for stepping up again”, said Myers.

Real World Testing’s donation comes one day after Emmylou and John Wischmeier donated $10,000 toward the purchase of a second K9.

If you would like to donate to this project, send an email to: [email protected].