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Watch: Colo. deputy rescues dog from smoking car

Hank the dog is expected to be just fine thanks to Deputy Michael Gregorek

Douglas County Sheriff's Office

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office

By Suzie Ziegler

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. — An animal-loving deputy from Colorado has been hailed a hero for saving the life of a four-legged citizen last week.

On Thursday, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office shared dashcam and bodycam video of the frantic rescue. In the video, Deputy Michael Gregorek is called to a vehicle fire where he finds an SUV spewing smoke.

As Gregorek approaches, a man yells, “There’s a dog in the car, there’s a dog in the car.”

Gregorek uses his baton to smash the car’s rear window and lifts a large dog out of from the trunk. Gregorek then runs the dog over to a snowbank to cool the pooch down.

The dog, named Hank, is expected to be OK. Great work, officer!