Blue Line Dogs L.A.

Photo courtesy of Blue Line Dogs L.A.

Retired detective and current Reserve Officer Gil Escontrias appeared on Fox 11 Los Angeles with Christine Devine, who has hosted the reserve gala in the past. Escontrias was joined by his therapy dog, Scout. Per the segment (which can be viewed at

“Gil founded Blue Line Dogs L.A. These are therapy dogs that go out to assist first responders who are dealing with trauma. The dogs and their handlers also make pre-emptive visits to stations and dispatchers to keep everyone emotionally healthy.”

The therapy dog program is run by reserves and volunteers. “We are looking to expand,” Escontrias says. “Reserve officers get work time for training and visiting with their dog.”

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