Dogs are often called man’s best friend – and from time to time, we humans are able to return the favor.
As per the New York Post, emergency responders were called after a fire became out of control in a house in New Jersey. After an initial headcount, it seemed that everybody was safe and had made it out okay. But another officer asked if any animals were still in the house.
Body camera footage of the daring rescue showed that Officer Travis Sodon kept asking about the dogs. The answer was that the family has two dogs, but the thick smoke stopped officers from rescuing them.
One of the dogs was on the second-floor balcony cowering in fear. Luckily, Officer Sodon saw some scaffolding propped up against the side of the house, where he put a lawn-chair to make a makeshift ladder.
The proud fire chief wrote on Facebook that quick thinking from Officer Sodon, moving the scaffolding to reach the balcony, enabled him to rescue the dog that was trapped there. This unstable structure allowed him to pick the dog from the burning balcony and got him to the owner safe and sound.
Chief Rossbach continued, saying that Officer Sodon risked his safety to rescue the trapped dog, along with assistance from Sergeant Phair, Fire Chief Sheehan, and the good people that stopped and came to help. After the first pup’s rescue, they put the fire out and get to the other dog and pull them to safety.
Rossbach finished his post by saying that Officer Sodon will be receiving a meritorious award at a later date as recognition of his daring efforts. He also said that the body cam footage is an excellent example of the fantastic jobs their first responders do day in and day out. We are all grateful to all these people for rescuing the dogs.
Source Atlantic Highlands Police Department via Facebook