ULPD’s newest officer lends a helping paw: K9 Hoss helps Cardinals through trauma

It’s often said that humans don’t deserve dogs. But when it comes to K9 Hoss, there’s no doubt, Cardinals do.

From homesickness and difficult course loads to the added anxiety of the pandemic, college is full of stressors. That’s where K9 Hoss comes in. Unlike traditional police dogs, the 4-year-old Labrador’s duties involve less drugs and more hugs as the University of Louisville Police Department’s first therapy dog.

“We believe that a primary mission of law enforcement is to provide service to [our community],” said Sergeant Diana Brian. “Having a support dog is an excellent example.” Read More