• Lost dog helps police officer patrol the streets

    By: Mike Saccone


    ORLEANS, Mass. - A lost dog became an Orleans police officer’s co-pilot Monday.  

    Officer Duane Boucher, who is the department’s Animal Control Officer, found the Jack Russell Terrier near the Pump House Surf Shop on Route 6A.

    Orleans Police wrote on Facebook, “Until his humans are found, Officer Jack Russell will patrol today with officer Boucher.”

    Officer Boucher was able to reunite the dog, named Rocco, with his owner. He apparently slipped out of his collar and decided to go for a stroll. 

    “Thank you so much to the Orleans PD for locating Officer Rocco and bringing him safely home,” his owner wrote on Facebook.

    Next Up: