Watch: Colo. deputy rescues dog from smoking car

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

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!

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