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Run-away dog gets an assist from Denver police officer

Dog who received a hand from Denver Police Officer
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On June 8, the Denver, Colo., Police Department commended one of their officers for assisting a woman who was trying to capture a dog who had jumped a fence and ran into traffic.

According to 9 News, the escapee was a five-year-old "potcake" pup who had been rescued from an animal shelter in the Bahamas. The dog jumped a fence on May 31 and sent his weekend care-provider on a frightening chase across Colorado Boulevard.

Denver Police Department Officer Tyler Blakesly saw Becca Blond running up the road, chasing after the dog. Officer Blakesly stopped his patrol car, and halted traffic, to prevent the frightened dog from getting hit by a vehicle.

Blond was invited into Officer Blakesly's squad car and together, they searched the area for Eddie.

About an hour later, the dog, who is described as "portly," was found not far from Blond's house - the tired pup had collapsed in a pool of water and a good Samaritan was able to call the number on his identification tag, making a reunion possible.

Blond wrote a letter to the Denver Police Department thanking Officer Blakesly for his help that day...stopping traffic and quite likely, saving Eddie's life.

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