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The touching reason group gave family this dog named Jessica

Posted at 10:29 PM, Nov 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-21 23:20:12-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- An organization is doing its part to give first responders, veterans and their families the support they need.

Thin Line Service Dogs group trains service animals, which are named after a fallen first responder, for veterans and first responders.

The organization introduced a dog named Jessica to the family of a first responders who lost their daughter, Jessica Cheney, in July.

Cheney was a dispatcher and her father is a retired sheriff. Her mother also worked as a dispatcher.

Tragically, the family also lost their other daughter, who was a Virginia state trooper, in 1998.