Quick-Thinking Police Officers Heroically Save the Life of a Hanging Dog

Last week, two officers from the Arkansas City Police Department in Kansas were responding to a call about a shoplifter at a Wal-Mart when they were alerted to a dog that had hanged himself by his leash when he jumped out a parked truck’s window.

Thanks to their quick actions, they saved the unconscious dog using CPR.

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On Friday, July 8th, Sergeant Jason Legleiter and Officer Wade Hammond had just secured a shoplifter in the back of their patrol car when a Wal-Mart employee rushed over to tell them that a dog was suspended by his leash, which was attached to something inside a truck.

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The officers saw that the dog was completely still and appeared to be dead, so they immediately jumped right into action.

“Legleiter was quick to think on his feet and used his patrol duty knife to cut the dog down in an instant,” reads the department’s Facebook post of the event.  “Officer Hammond began tending to the dog’s care as the dog lay on the ground and was unresponsive.”

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