- Two men seriously hurt in crash near Fruitland (9/21/16)3
- Perryville man arrested for alleged patronizing prostitution, harassment (9/23/16)6
- Video and evidence largely confirm trooper's claims in April traffic stop shooting (9/23/16)9
- Cape man may lose eye after shovel beating, police say (9/25/16)2
- Funeral procession of former Cape Girardeau police chief Henry H. Gerecke (9/22/16)17
- Cape man accused of attacking pregnant girlfriend (9/22/16)
- Driver charged with manslaughter in crash that killed 2 (9/27/16)
- Show Me Center upgrades may allow facility to draw more elaborate shows (9/21/16)17
- Man convicted of Perryville convenience-store heist (9/21/16)
- Planning, design puts renovations of H-H building into hotel on hold (9/26/16)5
Pay for the Pups
The Cape Girardeau Police Department has two dogs trained to assist officers in recovering drugs and tracking suspects, along with other duties. In the six years the dogs, Bolo and Toben, have been on they job, they have been involved in more than 1,600 investigations. Now it's time for the dogs to retire.
Much of the money used to acquire Bolo and Toben was raised by a project called Pay for the Pups, which was a partnership of the police department, the Southeast Missourian Jr. monthly newspaper for young readers, and students in local schools. Now Pay for the Pups is being reactivated to raise funds for two new police dogs. The Cape Girardeau Kiwanis Club has already donated $12,000 to the project.
In addition to raising money, Pay for the Pups allows youngsters to make an investment in an important community asset. Along the way, they learn about the police department and how it uses dogs to do such important work.
Thanks to everyone involved in this project, including Cheryl Ellis of the Southeast Missourian staff who is the coordinator for Southeast Missourian Jr. and is the organizer of Pay for the Pups"