CHICAGO (CBS) — During this incredibly difficult time following the deaths of two Chicago Police officers struck and killed by a train in the line of duty, the Lutheran Church Charities K-9 comfort dogs are offering their assistance.

The Northbrook based dogs will be available to any Chicago Police officer or emergency staff in need of comfort.

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The pups are often dispatched to areas and departments that have experienced tragedy.

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Sometimes the simplest touch, past or embrace helps relieve pain and grief.