Published: Fri, September 21, 2018

In nick of time, deputy saves dog leashed to moving truck

In nick of time, deputy saves dog leashed to moving truck

The Patrol Volunteer in Protection (VIP) vehicle tooted its horn, but the driver failed to notice, so its lights and siren were then activated alerting the truck to pull over.

The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office says on its Facebook page that the patrol volunteer was at a gas station in Ash Fork this month when he saw the semi-truck starting to leave with a dog leashed to the bumper.

But as the truck swings around, a small dog can be seen tied to the corner of the back of the trailer, running furiously to keep up with the quickening truck.

The dog remains attached to the moving vehicle as it pulled away from a petrol station, headed to the highway.

The unidentified patrol volunteer began honking his horn and flashing the auto lights, the post read, and turning on the siren.

He then pulls up to the driver's side of the truck and pulls him over.

"The driver was simply distracted and headed towards the interstate forgetting to unleash his dog", the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office wrote in a statement.

No charges are being sought in the case.

A VIP works to assist deputies in different aspects during their patrol, including traffic control and vacation property checks.

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