Police therapy dog helps rescue Albany teen

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An Albany police officer and his therapy dog partner are credited in assisting a teenage girl who was in crisis.

Police say officers responded on Tuesday to a home on the 600 block of Providence Street for a 14-year-old girl on the roof of a three-story building who said she wanted to jump.

While speaking with the girl for several hours, the officers learned she enjoyed dogs.

Officer Joel Caldwell brought Charlie, a six-month-old goldendoodle puppy, to the window where officers were speaking with the girl. With the help of Charlie, the teen walked over to the window to meet the puppy and was safely brought inside.