Hero Police Dog Saves Deputy From Violent Ambush By Three Men

An American cop was saved from a gang by an intrepid police dog, who fought off three men to rescue his handler.

Deputy Todd Frazier was attacked by three gang members in Long Beach, Mississippi, while out on patrol. He had pulled his car over to check in on a man in a vehicle that was parked in a layby, who appeared to be in need of help, reports CNN.

When he approached the scene, two other men jumped from behind and assaulted him.

"The deputy tripped and fell to the ground as he was backing away from the vehicle," said Hancock Couty Sheriff chief investigator Glenn Grannan.

"That's when all three male subjects, including the driver, ambushed him, cut him on the forehead with a sharp object and dragged him into the woods."

Credit: Hancock County Sheriff's Office
Credit: Hancock County Sheriff's Office

"They told him they were going to slit his throat, and they were dragging him toward the woods," added Chief Deputy Don Bass.

As the officer was being taken into the woods, he managed to find the button on his keys that released the canine compartment in his patrol car, allowing Lucas the dog free. The K-9 unit hared over towards his handler and began attacking the three men.

"He knew. I could hear him coming. I couldn't see anything because the blood was all in my eyes, but I could hear him coming, growling and making these sounds... he sounded like a wolf," said Deputy Frazier.

Credit: Hancock County Sheriff's Office
Credit: Hancock County Sheriff's Office

"I thought, 'Now he's gonna get you'.

"I had three people on me and I'm not a very big man, and they basically whipped my butt.

"And luckily, thank God, I had Lucas here, and I had a button on my belt that I wear, and when I hit the button Lucas jumped out of the car and attacked all three of them and they ran away. That's why he's my hero."

"We don't know how many he got; we just know he had blood all over him," said Sheriff Ricky Adam of the dog.

Lucas tore a ligament while fighting off the attackers, as well as losing several teeth. Frazier himself suffered a gash on his forehead and other minor injuries. He was treated at the hospital and released soon afterwards.

And his actions haven't gone unrewarded - Lucas was awarded 'Hero of the Year' by the Hancock County Sheriff's Department for his valiant efforts. Who's a good boy, indeed.

Featured Image Credit: Hancock County Sheriff's Office

Mike Wood

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