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Police Department Gets A Puppy

April 15, 2020

Falling asleep on the first day at work is a big no-no. But for an adorable K-9 puppy in Rhode Island, no one seems to mind that he enjoyed the now-viral nap time during his first official day on the job.

Brody, a chocolate-brown English Labrador Retriever, was sworn in as a member of the Bristol Police Department on April 6, 2020. In a Facebook Live video, the adorable K-9 puppy can be seen sprawled on a desk as his handler, Officer Keith Medeiros, took the oath on his behalf. The little pup’s name is a mix of two words, “B” from Bristol and “Rody” from Rhode Island.

“We’re very excited for Brody to meet the people in our community and we’re very excited for him to meet the students in the Bristol-Warren Regional School District,” Medeiros, a school resource officer, said after the swearing-in.

The 12-week-old puppy was gifted by Boonefield Labradors, a breeder in New Hampshire that is known for breeding comfort dogs. With Brody being the department’s first comfort and therapy K-9 dog, they said Brody has an important task ahead of him: “providing a soothing environment to people during investigations.”

The cute dog will also be visiting the senior center and veteran’s home in the community and will be involved in school activities with Medeiros.

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