Lucas, a Mississippi police dog, saved his human partner from an ambush assault
Lucas, a Belgian Malinois, proved he really is one man’s best friend.
The K9 partner of Deputy Todd Frazier likely saved the officer’s life when he was set upon by three men in Mississippi on May 18.
Frazier had pulled over at a deserted rest stop to check on a man who was sitting in a Lincoln Town Car.
“Two individuals surprised Deputy Frazier from the shadows and an altercation ensued,” Sheriff Ricky Adam of the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department told ABC News. “One cut him across the forehead with a razor, one choked him, and one grabbed his legs to carry him to the edge of the woods.”
Frazer was able to hit a button to release Lucas, who leaped from the car and bit one or two of the attackers.
“We don’t know how many he got, we just know he had blood all over him,” Adam told the Clarion-Ledger of the dog’s heroism.
Frazier is recovering from multiple injuries, including a 2.5-inch gash on his forehead. Lucas, meanwhile, has not returned to work, but the Sheriff’s Department updated its Facebook page on Wednesday regarding Lucas’s condition. Despite a torn ligament, some broken teeth and other injuries, he is expected to recover.
The report described the suspects’ car as a blue or purple Lincoln Town Car with a dark blue or black vinyl top and large chrome rims. Anyone with information is urged to call the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department at (228) 255-9191.