Denville police officer rescues dog from burning truck
Published: Tuesday, November 02, 2010, 7:33 PM
Updated: Tuesday, November 02, 2010, 8:08 PM
DENVILLE — A 20-year veteran of the Denville police department risked his life Monday to rescue a dog from a burning truck on Interstate 80, Denville police said.
Officer Michael Lucas responded to a call of a pick-up truck fire on the westbound lane of I-80 near mile marker 39.9 about 10:42 a.m.
Lucas arrived to find the truck and the travel trailer it was towing fully engulfed in flames. The driver informed Lucas that his dog Duke, a Vizsla/Rottweiler mix, was still inside the cab of truck.
“Lucas approached the vehicle, which was fully engulfed in thick, heavy black smoke and opened the door,” said Lt. Paul Nigro. “He couldn’t see anything and felt his way around the cab. He found the dog in the backseat.”
Lucas removed Duke from the backseat and the animal was transported to the Animal Clinic of Morris Plains for smoke inhalation. Duke was released a few hours later to his owner and is in good health, according to police
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11-02-2010, 09:29 PM #1
Damn Good Cop
11-03-2010, 06:45 AM #2
11-03-2010, 03:06 PM #3
My canine ignorance is showing: What on earth is a Viszla?"Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet.”
--General James Mattis, USMC
11-03-2010, 03:24 PM #4
Other names Hungarian Vizsla
Country of origin Hungary
Dog (Canis lupus familiaris)
The Vizsla (English pronunciation: /ˈviːʃlə/ VEESH-lə, Hungarian: [ˈviʒlɒ]; English plural: Vizslas Hungarian plural: vizslák) is a dog breed originating in Hungary. The Hungarian or Magyar Vizsla are elite sporting dogs and loyal companions, in addition to being the smallest of the all-round pointer-retriever breeds. The Vizsla's medium size is one of the breed's most appealing characteristics as a hunter of fowl and upland game, and through the centuries the Vizsla has held a unique position for a sporting dog – that of household companion and family dog.
The Vizsla is a natural hunter endowed with an excellent nose and an outstanding trainability. Although they are lively, gentle mannered, demonstrably affectionate and sensitive, they are also fearless and possessed of a well-developed protective instinct.
11-03-2010, 04:37 PM #5
good for him, but why didnt the owner get his dog out when he got out of the truck ?
11-03-2010, 06:09 PM #6
"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." -- Benjamin Franklin
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11-04-2010, 12:44 AM #7Lucas arrived to find the truck and the travel trailer it was towing fully engulfed in flames. The driver informed Lucas that his dog Duke, a Vizsla/Rottweiler mix, was still inside the cab of truck.“Lucas approached the vehicle, which was fully engulfed in thick, heavy black smoke and opened the door,” said Lt. Paul Nigro. “He couldn’t see anything and felt his way around the cab. He found the dog in the backseat.”
If it's smoke, fine, I would go in. If it's flames, I'm throwing a fork.
FM1I'm the one Fire and Rescue calls, when they need to be Rescued.
Originally Posted by EastKyFF
11-04-2010, 09:34 AM #8
11-05-2010, 02:55 PM #9
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I was forbidden to talk to reporters by my former Chief after he overheard what is infamously known on that department as the "NASCAR firefighter interview".I got all the facts straight(for once) and didn't anger the Great God HIPPA but:A. I wasn't supposed to give information out as I was not the PIO
and B. Couldn't I have talked like a normal human[CENSORED] being instead of sounding like I was jacked up on Mountain Dew and helium on a "live on the scene" report?
11-06-2010, 11:49 AM #10
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Whenever we give out information the news strangles and mangles it in unknown ways. I dont know what their intent is, but taking "Small basement fire" and turning it into "Multi-Department 2 Alarm" is baffeling.
Plus, our Dpt (Rural Metro) always gets shafted. Instead of "Rural Metro was assisted by TFD", its "TFD responded and was assisted by another agency".
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