Police Officers Go The Extra Mile To Help Dog Trapped By Flood Waters
Monday, November 02, 2009
SOUTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI - FOX2now.com) - When rising floodwaters trapped a Border Collie, three St. Louis county police officers really stepped in. The owner of the dog lives near Cliff Cave Park in South St. Louis County and the trouble started when Murphy the Border Collie broke off her leash and ran off intro the dark woods Sunday night. Now she is fine, but she was anything but okay when flood waters trapped her on an island of sorts inside Cliff Cave Park.
It seems Murphy darted after some deer. Neighbors could hear her owner crying for help. That's when they called 9-1-1.
When officers arrived, they saw the problem and really went the extra mile. Officers Kevin Martin and Sgt. Danie O'Neil waded into the cold water all the way up to their necks while Officer Jared Ruhland guided them with a flashlight.
At first the dog was scared. She did not want to leave with the officers for safe ground. But one of the officers offered the dog a wet sandwich in order to gain Murphy's trust. She seemed to like that and then the officers were able to carry Murphy back to safety.