A Corpus Christi police officer is being hailed as a hero, risking his own life to save the life of a dog who had fallen into the water at a local marina.
On Wednesday, Senior Officer Jason Lee was on his lunch break at Cole Park in Corpus Christi, Texas. According to the Corpus Christi Police Department (CCPD), Officer Lee was eating lunch with his wife when a woman approached him, telling him her dog had fallen into the water and was unable to escape.
Officer Lee ran to the water and saw a Doberman Pinscher puppy treading water and splashing, trying to climb up the four foot wall to safety. He could tell the dog was getting tired and the dog would periodically go under water for a short period of time. Ignoring his own safety, and the barbed wire along the fencing and wall, Officer Lee reached down to try and grab the dog. The dog became even more frightened however and began swimming away from the officer according to a DogHeirs report.
Obtaining the dog's name from the owner, Lee began calling the dog by name in hopes it would ease the dog's fear. The dog swam back towards the wall and Officer Lee was able to grab it by the collar and hoist it to safety.
A dog owner himself, Lee knew he had to save the dog, but felt that his actions were just part of the job, telling KRISTV:
"Every call we make is different and we have to make spit second decisions, you know, on what action to take. I don't know what I'm going to do from one day to the next. No two days are the same in this job."
Corpus Christi police officer Jason Lee save dog from drowning.