Pennsylvania Officer Being Hailed A Hero
Often times we read about cops that have done horrible things and somehow that translates into all cops being corrupt. However, nothing could be further from the truth. Sometimes men and women become police officers because they genuinely want to help other people.
That happens to be the case with Pennsylvania patrol officer, Nick Ague. On August 11, Officer Ague received a call about an accident nearby, and that two dogs involved in the crash had fled the scene.
“I heard other people say they saw a German shepherd running,” Officer Ague explained, “Based on the location I could tell the dog was heading west.”
This is when Officer Ague and a few fellow officers set out to the find the dog, Mya. Several times they were in contact with the dog but she was spooked and kept avoiding them. They enlisted the help of Mya’s owner and finally were able to get the dog to stop. However, the dog would not move.
This is when Ague realized the sad truth. Mya wasn’t refusing to walk, she couldn’t walk.
“The dog was not moving because the skin on the pads of her feet was hanging, presumably because of the distance she ran,” Ague explained. “She ran two miles from the crash on hot asphalt.”
“When I realized that’s why she couldn’t walk,” he said, “the only thing I could think to do was pick her up.”
He carried the 75 pound Mya over 100 yards to her owner’s car.
Mya’s owner, Megan Smith, said that Mya’s paws are almost healed and she’s again walking normally.
Officer Ague, on the other hand, is being hailed a hero by many people. He humbly explained that he is a huge animal lover (he had petitioned for a canine department in his police force last year) and that he never thought of doing anything besides saving Mya.
“Just putting myself in the owners shoes, I would not want to be in that situation. I tried to right any wrong and do what I hoped someone would do for me,” he said.