Officer Coniglio risked his life to move his car and reduce the effect of the collision on his K-9. (Photo: Concord PD)

Officer Coniglio risked his life to move his car and reduce the effect of the collision on his K-9. (Photo: Concord PD)

A Concord, CA, police officer came to the rescue of his K9 early Saturday before a driver under the influence crashed into his patrol vehicle.

Concord police Officer (no first name provided) Coniglio used quick thinking and reflexes, putting himself in harm’s way when he realized his partner, K9 Hancock, could be killed by a truck barreling through a closed off crash scene.

The Concord Police Department was investigating a DUI collision around 2 a.m., and had closed off the road.

When Officer Coniglio knew the truck was going to crash into his car, he acted fast. He jumped behind the wheel and moved the patrol vehicle just 2 feet out of the path of the speeding truck before it hit the driver’s side, according to the police department.

Neither Coniglio nor his K9 partner was seriously injured, Fox 40 reports.

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