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Sisters donate recycling earnings for new police dog

Sisters B’elanna, 11, and Aidan Morriss, 10, donate their savings from their recycling efforts to Ripon Police Chief Ed Ormonde to help fund the purchase of a new police drug dog. also shown are th...

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POSTED November 4, 2012 11:44 p.m.

RIPON - Two young Ripon sisters did their part to help raise the $5,000 needed for the Ripon Police Department to purchase a replacement drug dog to fill a void left by retiring black lab “Topper.”

B’elanna, 11, and Aidan Morriss, 10, were accompanied by their dad Dan to meet with Ripon Chief Ed Ormonde who welcomed their donation and was awed by the girls’ mature effort to support the police department’s need.

The girls said their grandmother had added her own donation to theirs to help protect the community in the future.

The sisters said they wanted to donate monies they had saved through recycling to “help catch the bad guys, to help stop drugs in Ripon and keep our town safe.”

The department’s first drug detection dog that had been purchased through donations of the Ripon Rotary Club recently retired after a very successful career. Topper had been known to respond to mutual aid request from nearby police agencies.

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