A Douglas County, CO, sheriff’s deputy is being praised for smashing the windows of a burning SUV and rescuing a frightened dog in a Castle Rock neighborhood.
Deputy Michael Gregorek’s body camera video from Jan. 22 shows him arriving on the scene as smoke pours from the driver’s side window of the SUV, KDVR/Associated Press reports.
The owner frantically yells that his dog Hank is somewhere inside the locked vehicle. Gregorek uses a baton to smash two windows before pulling Hank out from the back of the SUV after the owner could not get him out and quickly carried him to a nearby snowbank.
A neighbor is a veterinarian and she checked Hank out but he was fine. He was already sprinting around and ready to play.