Police Department Hires Comfort Puppy

The Sterling, Illinois, police department has one cute new recruit: Brinkley, a 2-month-old puppy who will serve the community as a comfort dog. The pup will help to calm crime victims, visit schools and be a goodwill ambassador for the department. Brinkley will also help combat stress and burnout among the officers on the force. “There's a lot of stress in our job,” said Officer Niki Diehl. "She'll be, you know, good for morale for us." — See photos at People Pets


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