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K-9 Fund Presentation

Updated: Monday, March 25 2013, 09:35 PM EDT
A fund set up in a South Carolina Highway Patrol trooper's honor, gives back today.

The "David Bailey Memorial K-9 Fund" was set up after Trooper Lance Corporal David Bailey was killed in the line of duty in April of 2000.

This fund raises money to purchase and train working canines for law enforcement.

Today, a trained K-9 was presented to the Spartanburg County Sheriffs office in honor of David's 40th birthday.

Family member say he would have been so honored.

Fran O'Dell, mother, "he would be so proud because David loved dogs, he just had a passion for it and he would just think this is absolutely the best thing that even happened, he would be very honored."

The current cost to purchase and train a canine is $12,000.

There was such a large response to this event the presentation ceremony had to be held at a bigger venue.K-9 Fund Presentation

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