Lawmakers, staff, law enforcement and journalists on Capitol Hill found one thing they could all agree on this week: Clarence is a very good boy. Clarence is a pup with the Greenfield, Mass., police department. He is a big boy, a St. Bernard weighing in at 160 pounds. Officer Clarence and his handler, Lt. William Gordon, have been at the site of some of the country’s worst tragedies: Sandy Hook, the Las Vegas shootings and the Boston Marathon, among others. His primary job is to tend to law enforcement officers, but there is plenty of him to go around to help comfort everyone who is affected by traumatic events. “Officer Clarence and the other police comfort dogs brought much-needed joy to the Capitol this week as we mourned the loss of another heroic USCP Officer,” Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon said.

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