MIDDLETON (WKOW) — A fundraiser Sunday helped kickoff a campaign to honor a young boy killed last year.
5-year-old Dominic May wanted to be a police officer all his life. He was hit and killed by a car one year ago Saturday.
Madison Police Chief Mike Koval named him an honorary officer and his family started Dominic’s Ripple, a charity in his honor.
On Sunday, they worked to raise $50,000 for a new K9 unit for Madison police.
“We knew that we had to do something with the police department he loved animals. He loved dogs. And so we knew that bringing the K9, the police, and the dogs together was something he would be really proud of and really wanted,” said Meghan May, Dominic’s mother.
Families spent time with a soccer skills clinic, face painting, live music, and even a dunk tank at Keva Sports Center in Middleton during the event.