Valerie Richards, the daughter of Officer Richards, has started a fundraiser to raise money for a monument to honor Police Dogs . She writes:
"As most of you know, our great City of Helena has recently lost our trusted and beloved Police K9, Bak. Bak served the Shelby County area faithfully and honorably for 9 years and pushed for more until his final moments. He, as well as our past K9s, impacted the community in a monumental way. From the brutally cold mornings to the blazing hot Alabama afternoons, these dogs push through day after day to protect the community".
Donations are greatly appreciated. Proceeds will be put toward the structure, shipping, and installation. Daughter of Officer Richards, Valerie, will be working alongside Captain Ivy Penhale to manage the contributions and where they will be going. Be a part of one of the biggest events of the City: contribute to the Service K9 Memorial to honor Hasco, Victor, Bak, and the many four legged fighters to come.