Phillies puppy pitcher Archie Bradley to become Police K9


PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) – From the Philadelphia Phillies to four-legged heroes, three puppies with ties to the baseball team are about to find new jobs.

The Liberty, Justice and Doc Labradors will soon protect and serve as K9 officers.

They come from a “spring training” litter belonging to Phillies pitcher Archie Bradley and his fiancee Raegan Poole.

“We were talking to the officers who greeted us when we walked in and they told us how pretty exhausted the dog unit was,” said Phillies pitcher Archie Bradley. “They told us they were looking for dogs, and we were like, ‘Wow, we have some dogs that we can donate. “I think what excites us the most is whether we’re back here next year or not, these dogs will continue to serve this community in this city for a long time to come.”

On Thursday, the future heroes met their partners for cheers, smiles and personalized jerseys.

All puppies will be trained by the Philadelphia Police Department before being assigned to their respective K9 units.

Doc, named Roy Halladay, will work for the City of Burlington Police Department.

“He’s going to be an explosives detection dog,” said Constable Aaron Martinez of the City of Burlington Police Department. “He’s also going to be researching songs and articles. We’re starting the academy in January. We’re looking forward to that, for sure.”

The Phanatic met the three furry friends and wished them luck as they embark on their new careers.

The uniformed officers will attend Friday’s game as they prepare to work with their puppies, partners and future Phillies heroes.

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