Watch a New York police officer drag the dog from the freezing pond in a heroic rescue
A New York cop is a hero for the second time. After receiving an award for pulling a woman out of a burning house, the officer pulled a dog out of a frozen pond.
Kona, a 10-month-old lab, fell into an icy pond while hunting geese about 50 yards from the shore. Without hesitation, Officer Jon Smith ran towards the dog, removing his equipment along the way and pursued him.
Constable Smith has only been with the Lewiston Police Department in Niagara County, New York, for 18 months and has already performed two rescues. Last October, he pulled a woman out of a burning house, a heroic act recently recognized by the city.
âPeople often think we’re just here to give tickets or arrest people,â Chief Frank Previte told WIVB. “The truth is, it’s more of the thing we do every day.”
These things are what matters to the community, especially those who are being helped. The dog’s owner, who asked to remain anonymous, sent a letter to the department thanking Agent Smith for his actions.
Kona, I and all who love her are extremely grateful for Officer Smith’s selflessness and courage. You should be proud to have him as a member of the Lewiston Police Department. We must salute his professionalism and bravery. I have witnessed countless acts of selfless heroism, the actions of Officer Jon Smith feature prominently in my book. Kona and I will be visiting the police station soon to thank Constable Smith once again for his exceptional service.
Well done, Officer Smith! You can watch the heroic rescue in the above video the Lewiston Police Department shared on their Facebook page. “We gave it a 6 out of 10 for the landing early, but a 10 out of 10 for the rescue,” police joked.
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