A volunteer deputy on a drink break saved the life of a dog in danger after noticing the dog tied to a moving semitrailer truck.
The deputy with the Yavapai County Sheriff’s office had stopped to buy a beverage at a gas station in Ash Fork, Arizona when he noticed the dog at the rear of the vehicle.
The driver was just pulling out of the parking lot and was headed towards the interstate highway and the dog was desperately trying to keep pace with the truck.
Fortunately, the deputy immediately put his flashers and siren on to get the truck to stop.
The trucker was very relieved and grateful to the officer as he he’d forgotten to unleash his dog. The dog was unharmed.
The sheriff’s office wrote on Facebook afterwards:
“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.”
Watch the moment in the dashcam video below.