Thank you letters for the week of Jan. 10, 2020

Thank you, merci, danke, gracias, gunalchéesh.

Community support made this k-9 kennel possible. (Courtesy Photo/Juneau Crime Line - CrimeStoppers)

Community support made this k-9 kennel possible. (Courtesy Photo/Juneau Crime Line - CrimeStoppers)

Thank you for helping to build new kennel

Juneau Crime Line / CrimeStoppers is pleased to announce that JPD K-9 dog, Buddy, now has a kennel at the police department. Juneau Crime Line learned that when Buddy was on duty and at the police station, he had to either remain in his handler’s vehicle or sit under a desk. Neither option was ideal for a working K-9. Buddy’s handler, Officer Mike Wise, told Crime Line that a kennel for Buddy was at the top of his needs list, but no funds were available to construct an appropriate outdoor kennel. Juneau Crime Line made building Buddy a kennel a priority and fundraising commenced. This project could not have come to fruition without the help of Juneau citizens who purchased tickets for the “Build Buddy a Kennel” Wildlife Cruise in 2019; Allen Marine Tours for donating the Cruise, Bruce Abel with Valley Lumber and Don Abel Building Supply, and Home Depot for the generous assist with the building materials needed for the job, a generous donation from the Benito and Frances C Gaguine Foundation and Cindy Gaguine, and Sean Huntley and his building team Philip Huntley, Noble Anderson, Nick Murray, Bryan Miramontes, Josh Murphy, and Brad Waldron who volunteered their time to construct the kennel..

The kennel is officially complete, and Buddy is now utilizing his K-9 palace! Juneau Crime Line will continue to support the needs of JPD and the K-9 unit. For further information about Juneau Crime Line, go to or follow on Facebook at Juneau Crimeline.

Robin Paul,

President of Juneau Crime Line – CrimeStoppers

Thanks to election workers

The Division of Elections Region I Office would like to thank all of our election workers who served in their community for the 2020 elections.

Your service was invaluable; we commend you all for serving in such unprecedented times. We appreciate your hard work and dedication in serving the voters of your community and are proud to have worked alongside you.

Lauri Wilson

Region I Election Supervisor

Thank you for making Shop With a Cop a success

The Capital City Chapter of the Alaska Peace Officers Association would like to warmly thank the community of Juneau, our generous donors, and our partner law enforcement agencies for a successful 2020 Shop With a Cop program. About 40 officers and many other volunteers were able to serve about 60 kids within 23 families to provide a positive interaction and holiday joy. A special thanks to Michael, Daved, Ryan, and Pam at Fred Meyer who helped facilitate a 20% discount on purchases and in providing a bag of groceries for each family. Another special thanks to JOANN Fabrics for donations to the AWARE gift bags. Monetary donors included the following:

Southeast Mine Supply, LCCC, True North Federal Credit Union, Coeur Alaska Kensington Mine, Heckla Green’s Creek Mine, Anonymous, Behrends Mechanical, Douglas Volunteer Fire Department, Elks Lodge #420, Teri & Shaun Kuzakin Family, Alaska Correctional Officers Association, Frank & Mallory Reid, Fraternal Order of Alaska State Troopers, Inc., Craig Police Department, Mike & Nancy Norton, Anonymous, Derek & Meghan Johnson, TSA Employees, Frederick Dugdale, Timothy & Luann Powers, Jason & Charlene Morrison Living Trust, Kevin Poole, Wendy Hughes and Kris Cole in memory of Chuck Freymueller, Gary & Greta Schauer, Jennifer A. Hayes-Tyson and Malvenia M. Tyson.

Kirt Stage-Harvey,

President CCC APOA

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