Falling asleep on the first day at work is a big no-no. But for an adorable K-9 puppy in Rhode Island, no one seems to mind that he enjoyed the now-viral nap time during his first official day on the job.
“We’re very excited for Brody to meet the people in our community and we’re very excited for him to meet the students in the Bristol-Warren Regional School District,” Medeiros, a school resource officer, said after the swearing-in.
The cute dog will also be visiting the senior center and veteran’s home in the community and will be involved in school activities with Medeiros.
Medeiros told EastBayRI that his new partner can help deal with the mental health issues in schools by calming down the students during a crisis and also assist them in continuing their learning in class.
However, Medeiros soon discovered that Brody’s arrival was a blessing for the police force.
“They want to pet him, want to hug him and it’s just a really good thing,” Medeiros said.
It seems like Brody is already used to being around everyone in the office, including the police chief Kevin Lynch, so much so that the pup slept comfortably through the ceremony on the chief’s desk.
“We put him down on the desk and he was just so comfortable that he lay down and fell asleep,” Medeiros said. However, he also explained that the K-9 “plays really hard” and “sleeps really hard,” thus he didn’t mind taking the oath for his partner.
Despite the adorable K-9 “officially” sleeping through the whole ceremony, Lynch has high hopes for the puppy. Lynch said that before he joined as the town’s new chief, he had already thought of introducing a canine officer to the town. Thus, when Medeiros suggested bringing in a therapy dog, Lynch was all for it.
“I knew we had a winning formula for the town,” Lynch said at the ceremony. “I’m extremely proud. This is a very big day for the Bristol Police Department.”
“He is going to be a superstar in the Town of Bristol, I guarantee it,” he added.