Woman, 5, donates financial savings to Marathon County Ok-9 Unit
WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) -The Marathon County Ok-9 Unit obtained a particular donation from a 5-year-old Merrill lady. Mia Keller donated all of her financial savings towards the division’s Ok-9 Unit in early Might.
“I saved my cash to be a police officer and assist the law enforcement officials,” Mia stated.
Susan Keller, Mia’s mother stated the donation was a shock occasion for each her and the officers. Initially the mother-daughter pair made the journey to the sheriff’s division to buy a raffle ticket for his or her annual Ok-9 unit fundraiser.
When instructed all of the tickets had been bought out, Susan deliberate on leaving however stated Mia had different plans.
“She unloaded her entire pockets and handed it over,” Susan stated. “She’s so variety. It wasn’t in any respect surprising to me that she wished to donate her cash to the Ok-9 Unit, I simply didn’t assume she was going to provide all of them of her cash.”
The donation totaled $26. Cash Mia was planning to make use of on ice cream.
“That cash is from birthdays, Christmas, visits from grandpa. She had been saving for a sunny day however determined to empty it for the canines as a substitute. I’m so happy with her,” Susan stated.
After a tough yr, the officers stated Mia’s donation was the pick-me-up they wanted. To thank her for her donation, Sherriff Scott Parks organized a particular coaching day for Mia to hitch in on.
Ok-9 items from Marshfield and Stevens Level got here down for the event. Mia acquired the chance to satisfy all of the officers, tour the division, and assist the canines with their drug detection coaching.
On the finish of the day, Mia met with the command workers and was formally sworn in by Sheriff Parks as a Junior Deputy.
“So far as she’s involved, police are heroes proper up there with Batman and Superman. They’re superheroes to her and now she looks like one too,” Susan stated.
She was additionally awarded a Marathon County badge, Ok-9 unit pin, framed ‘thanks’ letter from the division, and a signed image of all of the officers with their canines.
To that he officers for a enjoyable day and Police Officer Appreciation Week the Kellers are planning to carry pizzas to their new mates on the Sheriff’s Division on Friday.
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