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PCSO News Release

Media Contact:
Wood, Donna

Public Information Officer 
News Date: 2/15/2007 

 Milk Bone Canine Heroes Program to Donate $5000.00 to PCSO 

As part of the Milk-Bone Canine Heroes Program TM, Albertsons and Milk-Bone have teamed up to donate $5000.00 to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office to offset the cost of a new canine. The presentation ceremony will be held at Albertsons LLC, 1965 Eighth Street, Northwest, Winter Haven, at 11:00 am, Tuesday, February 20, 2007.

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office was selected to receive this generous donation as a result of the death of Deputy Sheriff Matt Williams and his K-9 DiOGi in the line of duty on September 28, 2006.

This event marks the 69th dog donated from the Milk-Bone Canine Heroes Program TM and Albertsons collaboration. Since the first donation in 1997, Milk-Bone has donated over 500 police and service dogs nationwide.

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office K-9 unit will conduct a demonstration following the ceremony. The media and public are invited to attend.