Greenfield comfort dog travels to Pittsburgh following mass shooting

Franklin County

A comfort dog with the Greenfield Police Department played a helping hand in Pittsburgh this week following a mass shooting.

According to the Greenfield Police Department, police dog Clarence spend this past week in Pittsburgh with his handler Lieutenant William Gordon.

Lt. Gordon and Clarence worked directly with the Pittsburgh Police Member Assistance Program and Pennsylvania state police during a stress debriefing for officers and staff who were called to the Tree of Life Synagogue.

Eleven people were killed last Saturday when 46-year-old Robert Bowers walked into the synagogue and open fired. 

This is not the first time Clarence has worked with people after a mass tragedy.

Clarence also traveled to Las Vegas after days after the mass shooting in 2017 that killed 58 people, and then again in October of 2018 for the one-year anniversary of the shooting. 

Related: Greenfield officer, K9 Clarence return from 1-year observance of Las Vegas shooting

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