Check Out the Furriest Corporal in The Brazilian Police Force, Now a Viral Sensation Online
One of Brazil’s most popular furry internet stars is a rescued dog who now serves as a police mascot in Rio De Janeiro. But this dog doesn’t come from a military background. He was a simple rescue dog that a police officer had taken pity on. The dog had been left near the station and was injured and hungry. To save the puppy, Cristiano Oliveira, a police officer in Rio de Janeiro, took him in and gave him the name “Corporal Oliveira.”
10 He became the Rio de Janeiro Military Police 17th battalion’s official mascot
The dog, who patrols with his officer and runs alongside motorcyclists while wearing sunglasses and a toy gun strapped to his back, has been named the official mascot of the 17th battalion of the Rio de Janeiro Military Police.
9 The furriest police corporal in Brazil goes viral
Corporal Oliveira keeps an eye on the street outside of the 17th battalion of the Rio de Janeiro Military Police. Officer Oliveira says- “I took a coat, a police shirt, and put it on him as a joke. I took a picture and sent it to our station’s roster groups and posted them there. And then the joke started going viral.”
The furry corporal now has over 117,000 followers on Instagram.
“If I don’t post a picture for three days, people are already demanding ‘Where is Oliveira?’ ‘Where did Oliveira go?’” said the officer, laughing.
8 Why are dogs used in the police force?
It is said that every dog Corporal Oliveira had his day when he officially became a member of the country’s police force this year. But in reality, trained canines are some of the most valuable officers on the police force. So, why are dogs in the police force necessary? A dog’s sense of smell is at least one hundred thousand times more acute than a human’s. Police dogs lessen the danger their human counterparts face by sounding the alarm on potential threats before a human senses them.