Lending a Paw

When healthcare workers at a COVID-19 testing site were having a rough day, Marley, a special member of the Chester County Sheriff’s Office (PA) lent a paw.

When Sheriff Fredda L. Maddox learned that personnel at the Chester County Public Safety Center were tired and experiencing stress, she suggested that a visit from comfort canine Marley might be just the remedy. So on May 27, 2020, comfort canine Marley and his handler/partner Sergeant Janis Pickell visited staff. The result was win-win. According to Sergeant Pickell, the staff experienced relief and Marley received plenty of love and hugs in return.

Marley is the Chester County Sheriff’s Office Courthouse Comfort Canine. He is handled by Sergeant Janice Pickell.