On Saturday, January 13, LCC K-9 Police Ministry Dog Shiloh (Christ Our Savior – Dixon, Illinois) attended a special dinner event for the members of the Missouri chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.). The evening included a slideshow tribute to all Missouri law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty. There was also time for fun activities and fellowship. LCC was honored to have a law enforcement K-9 handler team there, by special invitation, to help bring some joy and comfort to the family and friends of our fallen officers.
On Sunday, January 7, handlers from LCC K-9 Police Ministry Dog Gracie's team (Trinity – Davenport, Iowa) attended a Law Enforcement Appreciation Day event at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds in Davenport, Iowa. The event was organized as a way for citizens to show their support for the law enforcement community, and it featured law enforcement officers from many area agencies. Attendees were able to see squad cars on display and meet officers from various assignments, such as patrol, tactical, SWAT, and more. They also received free blue light bulbs, Blue Line wristbands, and blue ribbons to wear to support law enforcement. The walls at this indoor event were lined with posters made by children from area schools to thank the officers for their service. A contest was held for children in the community to design a logo for the event. Unfortunately, due to treacherous road conditions caused by an ice storm, LCC K-9 Police Ministry Dogs Gracie and Shiloh (Christ Our Savior – Dixon, Illinois) could not safely get to the event, but LCC was honored to have police ministry K-9 handlers there to support the men and women of law enforcement, and remind them that they are all in our prayers!
Cissna Park State Bank recently notified LCC K-9 Police Ministry Dog Mahlah (Our Savior – Milford, Illinois) that they wanted to donate $1,000 to her brand new Police Ministry! Shirley Bruens of Cissna Park State Bank presented the donation to Pastor Karl Gibbs of Our Savior Lutheran Church and police ministry handler Brandon Legan, an Iroqouis County Sheriff’s Deputy and part-time Milford Police Officer.
Our Savior thanks Cissna Park State Bank for this wonderful gift, and most importantly to the Giver of all good things, God, our Heavenly Father! May this gift be used to bring the news of His compassion, mercy, and presence to those in the Law Enforcement community!
On Saturday, December 9, LCC K-9 Police Ministry Dog Shiloh (Christ Our Savior – Dixon, Illinois) assisted the Lee County Sheriff's Department & Dixon Police Department with their annual Shop with a Cop event. Thanks to donations from community members, many less fortunate children will enjoy a Merry Christmas! "It is more blessed to give than to receive." Acts 20:35
On Thursday, December 7, several teams from the LCC K-9 Police Ministry and LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry attended a seminar in Omaha, Nebraska dealing with emotional survival for first responders. The course was held at King of Kings Lutheran Church and was attended by hundreds of dedicated public servants. LCC was pleased to support them all through the following dogs and their handlers with a police or fire service background:
LCC K-9 Police Ministry Dog Shiloh (Christ Our Savior - Dixon, Illinois)
LCC K-9 Police Ministry Dog Eve (St. John - Lombard, Illinois)
LCC K-9 Police Ministry Dog Gracie (Trinity- Davenport, Iowa)
LCC K-9 Police Ministry Dog Eddie (Peace Lutheran - Grand Island, Nebraska)
LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Moses (Christ Lutheran - Cairo, Nebraska)
LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Katie (Trinity - Fremont, Nebraska)
Candace (Comfort Dog in training)