A Colorado Sheriff’s Department has sworn in a dog trained specifically to comfort crime victims, the first of his kind to be initiated into the organization.
Pilot, a 2-year-old Labrador Retriever, was sworn in by Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock administered an oath of office to the K9, who will be working with the Victim Assistance unit.
“His handler is the victim’s advocate. His purpose is to respond to calls with her and be there for comfort,” DCSO spokesperson Lekander said.
Comfort dogs are trained from the time they are puppies to help provide support to victims of crimes and those who are grieving. Pilot will be assigned to work with the Victim’s Advocate for the department.
“He is the very first working dog for the victim’s advocate,” Lekander said.
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