A police dog is being praised for saving a Mississippi deputy’s life when he was brutally ambushed by three thugs intent on murder – and the local sheriff cites Washington for perpetuating the escalating violence against police officers.
“It’s not an ideal time to be a law enforcement officer,” Sheriff Ricky Adam said, according to The Clarion-Ledger.
Deputy Todd Frazier was beaten and sliced with a box cutter after he approached an unidentified man sitting in a parked car near a rest stop, Monday night.
“When [the man] got out, two other people came out of the woods right by the vehicle, and [Frazier] backed up and fell, and it was on then,” Adam said.
The three men were dragging Frazier into the woods, allegedly telling him they were going to “slit his throat,” when the officer was able to activate the remote to his squad car releasing his K-9, the Ledger reported.
The Belgian Malinois named Lucas charged on the scene and attacked the men until they fled.
“We don’t know how many he got, we just know he had blood all over him,” Adam said.
The suspects are currently on the run, possibly in a blue Lincoln Town Car, with at least one suffering from severe dog bites.
Frazier, who was treated for multiple bodily injuries including a two-and-a-half inch cut to his forehead, was released from the hospital on Tuesday, according to the Ledger.
Local authorities have put out an alert for anyone with information regarding the attack to call the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department.
Sadly, Sherriff Adam is expecting more attacks against his officers.
“This kind of attitude has been prevailing in Washington for the last six years and now it’s coming home to roost and we’re the targets,” Adam said.
“We’ve been stressing this for months and months now. It’s no different from last week we get a BOLO from the state alerting us that the Black Gangster Disciples have put out an SOS, or ‘Shoot on Sight’ for police officers,” he said. “For a couple of months we’ve been preaching safety because we knew our location between New Orleans and on the I-10 corridor… it’s going to happen here.
“We’re not a large agency, and all these guys have families. The main thing for anybody is to go home safe, we want to go home at night. But it could happen to any one of them, the threat is here and the possibility is real,”Adam told The Ledger.
“It hits us hard, it brings you to your knees.”
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