Dover’s police dog memorial gets $15,000 boost
DOVER (WJER) (December 29, 2022) – The city’s effort to build a police K-9 memorial got a surprise $15,000 boost from someone close to the dog who inspired the project.
Officer Bill Nedrow, who partnered with the late K-9 Rex, presented Councilwoman Sandy Moss with a $15,000 check during a City Council meeting Dec. 19.
Nedrow says the money comes from a relative who loved Rex but wants to remain anonymous at this time.
Rex died in February after patrolling with Nedrow for eight years. Nedrow says community donations have kept the program going. He called the community support “awesome.”
Moss, who says donations weren’t coming as quickly as she hoped, was moved to tears by the gift.
“I’ve been praying for this, and I wasn’t getting a great response, so I am just so happy right now,” she said.
She says the city has more than enough money now to build the statue, which will be a bronze likeness of Rex, a Belgian Malinois, near the police station.