Heroic cops from Atlanta rescued a dog from the porch of a raging apartment complex fire on January 6. An officer’s body camera videoed first responders when they spotted the dog lying on the open porch at the abandoned apartment. According to the City of Atlanta Police Department’s Facebook page, Officer Robert Winkler grabbed the unconscious dog from the flames while Officer Austin Denninger carried the pup to safety.
While an EMT worked to resuscitate the dog, an oxygen mask was placed over his face to help him breathe:
“We are so incredibly proud of the compassion and love our officers showed for this animal. We also thank the firefighters with Atlanta Fire Rescue and Grady’s emergency responders for helping save Smokey.”
Once conscious, the incredibly lucky pup was still shivering. Leave it to Officer Amy Soeldner – taking off her own coat and wrapping the dog up until he was ready to be transported to the shelter for care.
The City of Atlanta Police Department have since posted that the dog, appropriately dubbed Smokey, is at a local shelter where he is now available for adoption. More information about Smokey is available from the LifeLine Animal Project at Fulton County Animal Services.
Check out the video: (Note – happy tissue alert)
Many thanks to our men and women in blue. We thank you for your service – and so does Smokey!
(Photos and video of heroic cops save dog from burning porch via Facebook)
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