All it took was one drink break to forever change the life of one special dog. The volunteer deputy who ended up coming to this dog’s aid saw the animal tied to a moving vehicle. The man works with the Yavapai County Sheriff’s office and he stopped for a drink at a local gas station when he saw what was taking place. The driver was pulling out of the lot at the time.
As for the dog, the poor creature was doing their absolute best to stay on pace with the truck. The deputy immediately sprung into action and got the truck to stop before it was too late. The trucker was not attempting to behave in an abusive manner. In fact, he was grateful to the officer for letting him know what was going on. He had forgotten to unleash the dog before pulling away.
Thanks to this deputy’s quick thinking, a true crisis was averted. The volunteer deputy is typically supposed to serve as an extra set of eyes and ears. In this case, an exception was made. Lights and sirens were used. If not for these lights and sirens, the dog may not have lived to see another day. The owner was also saved from the sadness that would have occurred.
Just imagine how sad you would feel if your carelessness caused something bad to happen to your dog. Now imagine how you would feel if a kindly stranger was willing to save you from this sort of fate. Luckily, the deputy was able to assist and he understood the mistake that the driver had made. No charges are going to be brought against him.
We all make mistakes sometimes, right? No pet owner who truly loves their animal would ever make a mistake like this one willingly. Good on the deputy for realizing that the mistake was innocent. In a world where we are constantly hearing stories about officers who abuse their power, it is great to see someone who is willing to use their authority to help out others.
That’s what it is all about. Those who wish to see this moment for themselves are welcome to check out the link below. This officer’s dash cam captured the entire moment so that we would be able to see it for ourselves. This is one story that definitely should be shared!
VIP Rescues dog attached to moving vehicle…The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is fortunate to have men and women who Volunteer in Protection (VIP) – http://ycsoaz.gov/volunteer-services. The Patrol VIP is actually out in the field assisting deputies in various aspects of their patrol duties including transporting prisoners, assisting motorists, traffic control, crime scene security, vacation property checks, etc. In the video, one of our VIPS was leaving a parking lot after a quick drink break to assist a deputy when he came across a tractor trailer pulling out of a gas station parking lot with a dog attached to the trailer bumper. The driver was heading to the interstate. He quickly activated his lights and siren to alert the driver who stopped and was notified about the dog in tow. A very grateful owner retrieved his pet and expressed deep appreciation for the VIP’s efforts. Patrol VIPs act only as eyes and hears when they are in the field, but this exception to use lights and siren to save this dog from injury or death has been deemed warranted by YCSO Command Staff. The driver was simply distracted and headed towards the interstate forgetting to unleash his dog. No charges are being sought. Thanks to the work these dedicated volunteers do day in and day out and for the actions of this VIP to save this dog.
Posted by Yavapai County Sheriff's Office on Monday, September 17, 2018