Rep. Kupchick Update: Walk with Jake & Friends

Posted on October 12, 2018 by rjoslyn


Dear Friends,

I’m excited to announce I’m working on the committee for the very first Walk with Jake & Friends Dog Walk in Fairfield on October 21st.

Conceived as a way to both support the Fairfield Police Department’s K9 unit and raise awareness for veterans living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Walk with Jake will be a fun day for people and dogs alike, as K9 Jakes leads a dog walk on Jennings Beach.

K9 Jake is named in honor of USMC Lance Corporal Jake Pettit, a Fairfield native and Combat Veteran who tragically passed away in 2016 after struggling with PTSD.  Since then, the FPD K9 unit has been dedicated to both serving the Fairfield community and bringing awareness to PTSD.

We are planning a costume contest, a police K9 demonstration, giveaways, pizza, music, and there will be food trucks and rescues on site, as well.


October 21, 2018

11:00 AM

Jennings Beach (880 South Benson Road, Fairfield)


11:00 – Registration

11:45 – Costume Contest

12:00 – Pet Blessing followed by Walk

12:45 – K-9 Demonstration and Pizza

To pre-register for Walk with Jake, you can find a form here.

For updates about this event, you can follow the Walk with Jake & Friends Facebook page.

I hope I will see you at this fun family event that raises money for Fairfield’s K9 Unit, which is funded solely through private donations, while showing our commitment to veterans suffering from PTSD.