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Volunteer officer rescues dog that owner left tied to back of a semi

Published: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 @ 1:53 PM

WATCH: A volunteer with the Yavapai County, Arizona Sheriff’s Office was at a gas station when he saw a tractor-trailer leaving with a dog still attached to the bumper. The patrol volunteer quickly turned on his lights and siren to alert the driver and save the dog. Police said the truck driver was distracted and forgot to unhook his dog.

A Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office volunteer officer rescued a dog that was tied to the back of a semi truck in Arizona.

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The officer was leaving a parking lot after a quick 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.

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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 officer’s efforts.

The driver was distracted and headed towards the interstate forgetting to unleash his dog. No charges are being sought.