US Adorable dogs join Massachusetts police department to comfort victims of tragedy

08:25  10 june  2018
08:25  10 june  2018 Source:   wcvb.com

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The 2-month-old puppy has been added to the police department in Sterling, Illinois, as a comfort dog , where her job is to reach out to the community when needed. The adorable pup will also have the responsibility of calming crime victims .

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A Massachusetts police department has launched a new program.

The Greenfield Police Department is usings dogs to help people deal with distress. The comfort dog program includes a Saint Bernard named Clarence and his adorable sidekick, a nine-week-old puppy named Donut.

The 7-year-old Clarence is training Donut as he nears retirement. Clarence has helped comfort the victims of crime all over the country -- including those at the Sandy Hook school shooting.

“The dogs are going to be able to help us calm people down so we can refocus their energies on helping them recover from their tragedy,” Lt. William Gordon said.

The dogs will be handled by Lt. Gordon and Officer Laura Gordon who have almost a decade of experience with comfort dogs. They have been deployed to assist first responders in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings and the Las Vegas massacre.

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