A policeman assists a dog that had just been hit by a car and uses his jacket to keep it warm

by Shirley Marie Bradby

January 29, 2020

A policeman assists a dog that had just been hit by a car and uses his jacket to keep it warm

The work and activities of law enforcement agencies do not only mean dealing with negative events and bad people.

One of the main tasks of law enforcement is also to help those who are in difficulty or in a dangerous situation and it does not matter whether it is a human being or an animal.

The sheriff of Chautauqua County, in the state of New York, published the photo of a policeman intent on caring for a dog that had just been hit by a car.

In fact, in order to keep the injured dog warm, before the arrival of the Chautauqua Canine Rescue group, the policeman covered the poor injured dog with his jacket.


During times that there seems to be negative press towards law enforcement this shows a bit of compassion on the part...

Pubblicato da Chautauqua County Sheriff su Venerdì 20 dicembre 2019

This dog had just been hit by a car when Sergeant Chris Howlett on board his police car arrived on the spot. Although, the dog was conscious it was unable to move from the side of the road.

While waiting for the Canine Rescue ambulance, the policeman, moved by the sight of that poor scared and injured dog, did not think twice about taking off his jacket and placing it over the dog's injured and cold body, in order to keep the dog warm, given the cold winter temperatures.

Fortunately, that moment was captured with a photo, which was then posted on the Chautauqua County Sheriff's page. The image and Sergeant Howlett's compassionate rescue were appreciated by their constituents and their Facebook page users.

After the publication of the post, further information was provided by the owners of the dog—her name is Rogue and, thanks also to the immediate care provided by the sergeant, she is now much better.

Since she did not sustain any serious injuries from the accident, Rogue will be returning home soon.

The compassionate gesture of this policeman most certainly kept a cold, injured, and frightened dog warm. But, his spontaneous kindness and concern also warm the heart of anyone who sees the photo!