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Officer saves dog after crash

Officer Nick Ague wants to start a K-9 unit at the South Londonderry Township Police Department.

“I’m a big animal lover, dogs especially. So I always try to do what I can and in the best interest for the animal,” he said.

But this Sunday, he showed he’s ready to run the K-9 unit when he rescued a German Shepard after it survived a car crash along Route 422 in Lebanon County.

The dog ran about two miles from the scene of that accident to a field where Officer Ague found him.

He says after getting on the dogs level, the dog seemed to be relaxed enough to carry back to the owner’s car.

He walked about 200 yards with the seventy-five pound injured dog on his back.

His wife Dorthy wasn’t surprised.

“It wasn’t the first time he’s done something like that to save an animal,” she says.

Officer Ague is now getting a lot of attention for his good deed.

“It’s nice to see the positive response that people are giving. I don’t consider myself a hero…. I was just doing what I would want someone to do for my dog.”


6 Comments to “Officer saves dog after crash”

    ILoveDogs said:
    August 14, 2013 at 12:17 PM

    What a great guy!!! :) People don't realize that a dog in a car accident will be so freaked out that he will try to escape and run away. Good thing this dog didn't run into traffic and get hit by a car or cause another wreck. My dogs wear a dog car harness, which was a blessing last month when we were in a minor car accident.

    Richard Warner said:
    August 15, 2013 at 11:40 PM

    Awesome story!!!! Definitely too many stories out there of cops seemingly shooting dogs for fun. That to me is a terrorist act. Helping someone’s child or someone’s pet or protecting property…that is what policemen do.

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