Wayne police introduce new therapy dog, Hank, after previous dog's death

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The Wayne Police Department introduced its new therapy dog this week after its previous therapy dog died last fall.

Hank is an almost 3-month-old puppy who will start training next month for his new role. This training will take about 8-10 months.

In the meantime, Hank will visit the department and work on socialization skills. He will provide comfort to police officers, staff, and crime victims. 

(Photo: Wayne Police)

The department's first therapy dog, Zeke, died in October after a short battle with cancer. He had been comforting people since 2019.