Help offered for first responders of Westmoreland Murders

Posted at 10:42 PM, May 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-01 23:42:38-04

WESTMORELAND, Tenn. (WTVF) — Investigators have been hard at work looking into the case of the seven people killed in Sumner County -- ever since it happened this weekend.

This week, the TBI says investigators and other first responders will get an incident debrief, with a special counselor with law enforcement experience.

And through the group Canines for Christ, Ron Leonard and his therapy dog Molly help not just victims of horriffic events, but the Law enforcement and 911 dispatchers who face them head on.

In fact, Ron says he and Molly see that impact on the first responders first hand.

"I call it the ricochet effect which causes unintended consequences, that's what happens with law enforcement, first responders, 911 dispatchers, the Gallatin 911 dispatchers are just beside themselves because of what happened, because they had to field these calls," Leonard said.