ALLENTOWN, Pa. - After losing Harley the K9 officer in September the Allentown Police Department found itself with half the K9 officers it needs.

But soon the department will be up to a full complement, thanks to the generosity of the community.

Family and friends of fallen Corrections Officer Brian Kanterman donated more than $13,000 for a K-9, a tactical vest and handler training expenses. 

Also stepping up is JS Burkholder Funeral Home in Allentown, who handled Harley's memorial.

Burkholder raised more than $3,000 to train Allentown's new explosives dog.

Finally, The Gail Hoover Birthday Bash in March will raise money to bring the 5th K-9 on board. The non-profit organization is already taking donations on its webpage.

City officials say once the K-9 unit is fully staffed it will be easier to plan for its future needs.

"We don't want to have a situation like we've had recently we were down to two dogs because we do use them heavily. And they're a big source of pride in the community," said city Police Chief Glenn Granitz.

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