Honoring the Connecticut State Police Accelerant Detection Canine Program

You are invited to join with Tails of Hope Foundation, Inc. in commemorating K9, “Mattie” and the Connecticut State Police Accelerant Detection Canine Program’s founders and successors on their thirtieth anniversary.

A life-sized, bronze, one-of-a-kind Labrador Retriever statue and brick walkway will serve as a permanent tribute honoring K9 Mattie and all past, present and future canines who valiantly serve Connecticut’s citizens. The statue is being created by sculptor Austin Weishel, a volunteer firefighter and the award winning sculptor of the National Fire Dog Monument in Washington, DC. This statue will be an enduring symbol of Connecticut’s place in history for creating the world’s first laboratory certified accelerant detection canine. (The statue’s dedication, will be in 2017.)

K9, “Mattie” was the first of 93 accelerant detection canines (ADC) trained by the Connecticut State Police (CSP) over the past 30 years. To date, the CSP program has trained thousands of law enforcement and fire investigations nationwide and abroad. Today, ADCs are recognized as the most important contribution to fire investigation in the last 30 years. Nothing has had a greater positive impact on the fire investigative process than the canine program.

Your tax deductible donations will be gratefully accepted and placed in an account used solely for this monument.

Checks should be made payable to “Tails of Hope Foundation, Inc.” and mailed to:

Litchfield Bancorp
c/o Mickie-Ann Budny
Assistant Vice President
294 West Street
Litchfield, CT 06759
“K9 Mattie” Maquette
(a maquette is the sculptor’s small preliminary model)
Permanent placement will be at the
Connecticut Fire Academy
Honoring the Connecticut State Police
Accelerant Detection Canine Program
or, via PayPal at: www.tailsofhopefoundation.org/donations

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