On Monday, February 14, LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Cubby and Devorah (Redeemer - Fort Collins, Colorado) were invited by Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) Special Agent Jason Keller to attend a mock mass casualty shooting event at the Bank One Center in Broomfield, Colorado. Special Agent Keller first heard about the LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry from the Boulder King Soopers shooting last March when the LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs and their handlers were invited to visit the Crime Scene Investigators that processed the tragic scene. NCIS Special Agent Keller wanted Cubby and Devorah Comfort Dogs to be there after a mock active shooter demonstration to show how they work at bringing comfort and calm in the aftermath of these tragedies.
It was an honor for these two teams to attend the NCIS Crime Scene Reconstruction Conference and meet crime scene investigators and law enforcement from around the U.S.. One of the photos was taken with the EMS students (many still in high school) who attended the active shooter demonstration. This can be a very emotional training, but these brave students remained focused and courageous throughout the long day.
Cubby and Devorah and their handlers were honored to have an opportunity to demonstrate the comforting power that an LCC K-9 Comfort Dog can bring to a stressful situation and support the law enforcement and crime scene investigators who must rush in after these horrific events.