K9 Oath of Office

Margot Newman, prosecutor for the Franklin Police Department, swears in “Falco,” left, a patrol dog who will assist Sgt. Joe Guerriero in tracking, criminal apprehension, and searching for articles and drugs. Also sworn in Monday was “Miller,” at right, the department’s first comfort dog, and only the second in the state. “Miller,” now just 8 months old, will assist Officer Kristin Tracy on rounds in the community, including visits to schools and crime scenes where people have experienced trauma. “Miller” was named in honor of Franklin’s history as a mill city. “He’s already brought a lot of honor and respect to the department,” Chief David Goldstein said at the ceremony at Franklin City Hall. Veterinarian Barry Taylor was also recognized for his longstanding care of the department’s police dogs. Tuesday, Nov. 5 was proclaimed Barry “Doc” Taylor Day in Franklin. (Roberta Baker/The Laconia Daily Sun photo)

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