NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - In every Arkansas community, you'll find heroic police officers, and often times they have heroes of their own.
THV11's Denise Middleton introduce us to a man that the North Little Rock Police Department considers invaluable to the city and its police force.
They protect and serve us every day, but on this special day, North Little Rock police officers are honoring someone who's served them and their canine officers for more than three decades.
"As we take suspects to get checked out, the K-9 also gets checked out, so that's a lot of money through the years," said Chief Mike Davis.
But Dr. Richard Allen has never charged the department a penny.
Since 1983, he's donated his services, helping them save thousands in veterinarian expenses.