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US Capitol Police Welcome Two-Year-Old Emotional Support Dog to Team


The United States Capitol Police (USCP) announced that there is a new member in the Department, who is a little different from others: a two-year-old black labrador.

The pup named Lila is scheduled to start working for USCP on July 5 as a “full-time emotional support animal,” which will be a first in the force.

“We are thrilled to welcome the newest member of our Department!,” said a tweet from the Capitol Police.

The Department has experienced a number of fatal incidents that were traumatizing for its members such as pro-Donald Trump rioters’ storming of the US Capitol on January 6, which claimed five lives, including Officer Brian Sicknick, and the killing of Officer William Evans in a car ramming attack at a Capitol checkpoint near the Halls of Congress in April.

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