Dozens walk to raise money for slain officer's police dog

By: Elizabeth Dorsett Email
By: Elizabeth Dorsett Email
Organizers hope the "Stepping out for Figo" walk will raise enough money to cover the retired police dog

Jason Ellis Bardstown Police Department

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT)-Dozens gathered at Keeneland, determined to tak steps to provide Figo a happy and healthy future.

"My husband is a police officer and a K-9 officer,' explained Meredith Costigan as she stood with her 8-year-old Son, Brennan, her husband and "Gus," the police dog.

"Anything we can do to help Amy and her family," Costigan as she looked on at Officer Ellis' widow talking to friends and supporters.

Amy Ellis and the couple's sons joined Figo as he led the walk around Keeneland. The family offered inspiration to others who realize they family is living their worst fears.

"I'm not oblivious to the fact that this could very easily be my husband," Costigan said as she prepared to walk around the scenic course.

'We'd love nothing more than to no be here today," explained Clayton Harvey, who helped organize the event.

Harvey, who owns the Bluegrass Barkery, says many of his best customers are officers with police dogs. He says every penny raised will go towards Figo's care for life.

'This is our gesture to say thank you for his service and to officer Ellis' family for whatthey've sacrificed."

To make a donation, you can call either Bluegrass Barkery location to pay by credit card over the phone or drop off donations at either store.

Their addresses and phone numbers are as follows:

152 W Tiverton Way #180
Lexington, KY
(859) 523-3733

3090 Helmsdale Pl #230
Lexington, KY
(859) 233-3647


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