Watch Colorado Deputy Rescue Dog Trapped in Burning Car: ‘Nothing Else Really Mattered’

Asheriff’s deputy in Colorado is being hailed as a hero after a video of him saving a dog from a burning vehicle went viral.

The body-cam footage was posted to Facebook last week, showing the point of view of Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Gregorek arriving at the scene after receiving a call about a vehicle fire. As the clip starts, the deputy begins knocking out windows on the car with a baton and checking inside with a flashlight.


Eventually, after breaking open the back windshield, the owner is able to get their trapped dog, named Hank, to the window, but is seemingly unable to get it out due to the intense smoke pouring out. From there, the deputy reaches in and begins to pull the animal out of the trunk.

Once this was accomplished, he ran the dog to a nearby snow pile to cool off. The incident took place on January 22, according to the sheriff’s department.


Video courtesy: Douglas County Sheriff’s Office

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