Rocky Mount town manager says former police dog was sold, not given away

Roanoke Valley News

ROCKY MOUNT, Va. (WFXR) — New information has been uncovered in the back-and-forth between a Franklin County man and the Town of Rocky Mount, particularly over the ownership of a former police dog.

WFXR News previously reported that Joe Stanley attended the Rocky Mount Town Council meeting on Monday, June 14. Among other things, he accused the town of giving decommissioned police dog Dorka to Jacob Fracker, one of the two officers fired from the Rocky Mount Police Department after participating in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.

After WFXR News reached out to a number of people within the town over the past week, Town Manager Robert Wood said in an email on Thursday, June 17 that Rocky Mount sold Dorka for $5,000.

“Dorka was sold in March of this year in compliance with the directive that the Town Council gave to staff,” Wood said. “The $5,000 that was paid for Dorka was credited to a miscellaneous revenue line item since the revenue was not expected when the budget was adopted in 2020.”

WFXR News asked Wood if he or anyone else in Rocky Mount’s government would agree to an interview to cover other questions.

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