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'Pawfficer' Gets Sworn In

Michigan police will use it partly for therapeutic purposes
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 12, 2018 11:19 AM CDT

(Newser) – A suburban Detroit police department is giving another cat a chance to take the law into her own paws, the AP reports. A cat named "Pawfficer Donut" was sworn in Friday by a judge, a day after a cat named Badges was removed from the Troy Police Department due to a serious illness. Donut will be used for therapeutic purposes and public appearances. Troy police say Badges will always be considered the department's first "pawfficer. Troy police pledged to add a cat if it could reach 10,000 Twitter followers by April. It took just eight days to go from 4,000 to 10,000. (Read more police department stories.)

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