The role of a police officer is so varied, and preventing and dealing with crime is only a small portion of a police officer’s typical day. When there is any kind of issue in a neighborhood, police officers are usually the first point of call – even if it means taking on a situation that they have had little, if any – training to deal with.
This is why police officers truly are some of the most important and valued members of our community. We can’t help but admire the fact that they selflessly put their all in to every situation, no matter what it is.
So when police officers from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, Florida, received a call about an injured dog, they immediately jumped into action to rescue the poor animal. The injured dog appeared to have been hit by a car, and he was accompanied by another dog who wouldn’t leave his side. Thanks to the man who made the call and the determined officers, the two pups went on to make a full recovery.
It was 4:30 in the morning when Florida resident Patrick Hennessy came across a distressing sight while on his way to work. In the middle of the road cowered two pit bulls, and one was covered in blood. Patrick could not move the wounded dog in fear of making the injury worse, and the other loyal dog would not leave his injured buddy’s side.
It was a danger for the dogs to be in the middle of the road, and as Patrick did not know how bad the dog’s injuries were, he decided to call 911. Luckily, two police officers were free to help, and they instantly sped to the scene.
When Officer Boggs and Reed arrived, they spotted the two pit bulls huddled together, still in the middle of the road. With gentle encouragement from the cops, they were eventually able to be moved to the side of the road, where they would be safe from oncoming traffic.
It was still unclear what kind of injuries the dog had, and how they had both ended up in the middle of the road so early in the morning. Officers suspected that the dog had been hit by a car, and as they were both wearing collars, it was possible that they had been heartlessly abandoned.
Officers called the Orange County Animal Services so that the dogs could get the treatment and car they needed, and while waiting for them to arrive, they cuddled up with the dogs and gave them snacks.
The love and care that the officers gave the dogs inspired an onlooker named Adam to take some pictures and share praise for the two men’s actions on Facebook. He wrote,
“The deputies stood by with the dogs until Animal Services arrived. These pictures I took depict a loving nature from our deputies and will tug at any animal lover’s heart strings. Thank you.”
His post went viral and eventually reached the Sheriff’s Facebook page, and many people began to share their praise for the two officers. Thanks to their help, the pit bulls went on to make a full recovery at the shelter, and are now waiting to be adopted. Officers Boggs and Reed paid a visit to the shelter, and the dogs instantly remembered who they were!
The officers named them Liberty and Justice, and appealed online for somebody to adopt the two dogs together. They went above and beyond to help the two dogs have their happy ending, and for that, we will forever be grateful.
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