CHICAGO (CBS)–Lutheran Church Charities K-9 comfort dogs are offering their assistance to the Chicago police community and the friends and families of Chicago police officers Gary Conrad and Eduardo Marmolejo, who were killed by a train Monday night.

The dogs, based in north suburban Northbrook, will be available to any Chicago police officer and emergency workers who are in need of a little comfort.

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The dogs are often dispatched to police and fire departments to help first responders cope with tragedy.

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