On a dark, freezing cold night, Sergeant Travis Gray of the Ogden, NY police department risked his life to save a lost dog who’d fallen into the ice-covered Eerie Canal.
In the video, you can hear Sgt. Gray speak soothingly as he carefully navigates the ice to pull the whimpering dog out of the frigid waters.
Once freed, the dog can’t quite find the energy to walk across the ice, so Gray picks him up and carries him to the waiting ambulance.
All warm and dry
So pleased to meet this pup and see that he is alive and well – thanks to @OgdenPoliceNY Sgt. Travis Gray. A risky rescue for this dog who was trapped in the icy canal. @WendyWrightTV pic.twitter.com/9Kfe8mNR1N
— Wendy Wright (@WendyWrightTV) February 26, 2019
The rescued dog has been returned to his worried family and all is well, thanks to our hero.
Sgt. Gray’s swearing-in earlier this year
— Town of Ogden Police (@OgdenPoliceNY) April 2, 2018
This was not Sgt. Gray’s first critter rescue, surprisingly.
Sgt. Gray saves an owl
In 2016, Sgt. Gray was called in to help an owl caught up in fishing line suspended from a tree over the canal. The owl was treated at a local veterinary hospital and released back into the wild.