A Deputy for the Long Beach, Mississippi Police Department named Todd Frazier recently realized that his K-9 is much more than just his partner and his best friend, he is also his hero. While he was on patrol one day, Frazier’s worst fears were realized when he approached a man that appeared to be unconscious behind the wheel of his car.
When Frazier saw that a man appeared to be in distress, he went right to work. When he arrived at the car and was glancing inside, he was distracted. That’s when two other men approached him from behind.
It was a trap that a group of men had set for him, and he was in real trouble. The three men dragged him off into the woods, all while beating him and telling him they were going to kill him.
‘They told him they were going to slit his throat, and they were dragging him toward the woods,” said Chief Deputy Don Bass.
NOT SO FAST
Luckily for Frazier, he knew something that his attackers did not. There was a special clip on his belt that would allow him to open a particular compartment on his cruiser that would let his K-9 partner, a Malinois named Lucas, out to help if he could.
The hero dog burst from the car and took off into the woods after his master and the attackers at full speed.
“He knew. I could hear him coming,” said Frazier. “I couldn’t see anything because the blood was all in my eyes, but I could hear him coming, growling and making these sounds… he sounded like a wolf. I thought, ‘Now he’s gonna get you.'”
‘HE’S GONNA GET YOU’
When Lucas arrived at the scene, he went right to work. He attacked the men, and they ran off.
“We don’t know how many he got; we just know he had blood all over him,” said Sherriff Ricky Adam of the heroic dog.
Frazier can’t stop talking about what a hero Lucas was that day.
“I had three people on me, and I’m not a very big man, and they basically whipped my butt,” said Frazier. “And luckily, thank God, I had Lucas here, and I had a button on my belt that I wear, and when I hit the button Lucas jumped out of the car and attacked all three of them and they ran away. That’s why he’s my hero.”
A NEAR MISS
According to Bass, the incident was a near miss. The men had every intention of killing Frazier that fateful day. Sadly, the deputy and his dog did not escape injury free.
Lucas tore a ligament as well as losing a few teeth while protecting Frazier. He received the best possible care from a veterinarian, however, and has made a full recovery.
Frazier was also taken to a local hospital where he was treated for his many injuries and later released.
Lucas received the “Hero of the Year” award for his fearless bravery. Both man and dog remain at home in recovery for just a while longer before returning to the beat. Look at the proud doggo in the photo below.
Lucas, and hundreds of dogs just like him, put their lives on the line every day doing hero’s work. Way to go Lucas! What a good boy you are!