ARKANSAS CITY, Kan. – Arkansas City police came to the rescue of a dog on Friday. Sergeant Jason Legleiter and Officer Wade Hammond were at the Walmart Store at 2701 North Summit for a shoplifting case.
A worker at the store notified police that a dog was hanging by his leash outside of a truck. Police quickly responded and saw that the dog had essentially hung himself from the leash.
Sergeant Legleiter used his patrol duty knife to cut the dog down. Officer Hammond began tending to the dog’s care.
Police were able to revive the dog by removing the collar and applying pressure intermittently to the dog’s side.
After several minutes, the dog became more and more responsive and showed signs of life little by little. Eventually, the dog appeared to have fully recovered from the incident and was able to stand under his own power.
Arkansas City police say it will be up to the prosecutor to decide if charges will be filed, and so some facts to the case cannot be released.
Arkansas City Police Department photos show the officer’s actions.