Meet Watson, the Cookeville Police Department’s new therapy dog

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. — Inside ThunderHawk Canine in Cookeville is a young basset beagle mix named Watson who’s full of energy.

Watson’s journey to Cookeville began with a woman named Tara Bates. Bates is the victim services coordinator for the Cookeville Police Department. After inquiring about a service dog, she was on her way to Florida to meet Watson weeks later. 

After over two months of training, Watson is now certified and already helping the police department.  


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