Sullivan County

Local sheriff's office soliciting runners to join 'Hot Pursuit'

SULLIVAN COUNTY, Tenn. - An upcoming 5K race is raising money for some local police K-9s.

The Sullivan County Sheriff's Office is holding an event called the Hot Pursuit 5K and two-mile walk.

Officers tell News 5 all of the money raised will help support the five K-9 units at the sheriff's office. The money will be used to buy items for the dogs that may not be in the budget.

Lieutenant Lee Carswell with the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office told us, "We're wanting to do this 5K to generate a little bit more money to buy the bite suits which run about $1,500 and do some additional training, which a lot of times is out of the area so we have to pay extra money to go to."

The Hot Pursuit 5K and two-mile walk is Saturday, August 17 at 8:30 a.m. in Blountville.

The cost to pre-register is $12 for Sullivan County employees and area first responders, and $18 for everyone else.

You can register online or print off an entry form by visiting

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