By MyFM's rick Michaels - The Franklin Police Department has a new member it's youngest member ever a police therapy dog, to comfort people who have been involved in a trauma or stressful event. Franklin Police Chief Thomas Lynch says a three-month old golden retriever, named “Ben Franklin” will work within the Community Services Division. Chief Lynch says only a few communities in Massachusetts have embraced therapy
dogs, as a way to engage and serve the public. In addition to responding to calls to also help de-escalate situations and bring a calming presence to a scene. ”Ben Franklin” will also regularly visit the schools, senior center and will attend community events. Chief Lynch says we see Ben as being a public face of our agency a symbol of our commitment to use all available resources to better serve our residents.