K-9 officers are an indispensable part of the force. They play such an essential role in society that when the Bristol Police Department in Rhode Island was ready to swear-in their first K-9 puppy, it was an exciting day for them, or at least for the human participants.
The video of K-9 Brody’s swearing-in ceremony went viral as the adorable dog who was supposed to be the star of the ceremony slept through the service’s entirety. As accolades were given to the K-9 pup, he was fast asleep.
Brody is one of many K-9 officers who help people who suffer from anxiety, panic attacks, and PTSD. They regularly visit schools, nursing homes, hospitals, veteran centers, and courthouses to help comfort those suffering from anxiety.
These dutiful canines are often called “comfort dogs” because they give people who suffer from anxiety the comfort that they need to get through the ordeal. These dogs help alleviate the feeling of anxiety, and thus, animal comfort has become such a successful part of treatment.
Service dogs are even specialized to detect panic attacks even before they materialize. Thousands of veterans who have PTSD are also paired with specialized service dogs for “dog comfort.” Dogs have a naturally soothing presence to them that being around dogs can be very therapeutic.
When Brody finally finished training and was ready to be sworn-in, the Bristol Police Department made sure to make the moment a memorable one—and they did! Except it was because the adorable puppy to be sworn-in spent the entire ceremony sleeping on the table.
Regardless, Police Chief Lynch was happy and excited about K-9 Brody’s joining the force. He is optimistic about the work that Brody and the team will be doing for the town of Bristol.
According to Lynch, Brody has the winning formula for the town, and that Brody will become a superstar in Bristol and make a difference for the people he will be working with. Even with all the good things that Lynch had to say to Brody, the cute pup could care less as he continues taking his Z’s.
Watch the adorable video of Brody’s swearing-in ceremony in the video below.
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