WAUSAU, Wis. - The funding for a new police dog in a city where most residents are Green Bay Packers fans is coming from an unlikely source.
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben
is giving Wausau a $13,000 grant to buy and train the police dog. News of Roethlisberger's grant comes a few days before the rival quarterback and the Steelers pay a visit to Lambeau Field.
Wausau Police Chief Jeff Hardel says the department's K-9 unit is an integral part of in drug prevention and enforcement efforts. The department already has three dogs. The Daily Herald Media (http://wdhne.ws/1bV6BBx ) says the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation is distributing grants for police dogs in the states of each regular-season away game for the Steelers.
The foundation invited police and fire departments across the country to submit proposals.