Brody, the Bristol Police Department’s new K-9 comfort dog, had a big day on Monday. The 12-week-old dog got up early for his swearing-in ceremony, then slept the entire time away.
Brody’s handler, Officer Keith Medeiros, told The Dodo, “He plays extremely hard and he sleeps really hard.” “When he isn’t playing, he is napping, which is difficult since he sleeps so much.”
When Medeiros, the school resource officer, recommended adding a therapy dog to the unit, the police department was considering bringing on a drugs or bomb-sniffing dog.
Brody joined Officer Medeiros in mid-March, and it appeared that luck was not on their side at first. Medeiros explained, “You want him to be exposed to as many individuals as possible.” “And I try to do that while maintaining a sense of social distance.”
Brody, on the other hand, showed up just when he was required. “People, especially in law enforcement, are really stressed,” Medeiros added. “Just coming into the police station with Brody makes people smile and immediately puts them in a better mood. They want to pet him, embrace him, and it’s just a wonderful thing.”
Brody doesn’t even need to keep his eyes open to perform an excellent job.
Brody demonstrated his ease with his new coworkers on the day of his swearing-in ceremony: “We sat him down on the desk and he was just so comfortable that he laid down and went asleep,” Medeiros recalled.
Here’s the link to the charming video: