Police officers with the Newark Police Department have donated a new service dog to a 10-year-old boy with Autism after learning that his previous dog had died when it was struck by a car.
 - Image courtesy of New Jersey News 12.

Police officers with the Newark Police Department have donated a new service dog to a 10-year-old boy with Autism after learning that his previous dog had died when it was struck by a car.

Image courtesy of New Jersey News 12.

Police officers with the Newark Police Department have donated a new service dog to a 10-year-old boy with autism after learning that his previous dog had died when it was struck by a car.

According to New Jersey News 12, 10-year-old Frankie Velez and his dog were hit by a car while out for a walk in their neighborhood not long ago.

Newark Police Officers Malikah Muhammad and George Hiens took the lead on finding Velez a new service dog.

The officers presented Velez with a five-month-old Yorkie on Tuesday afternoon.

The boy named the dog "Blue."

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