Video: Officer rescues dog from burning building

Officers and firefighters responded to a house fire on Jan. 7 when Officer Robert Wrinkler noticed a dog inside the building


By PoliceOne Staff

ATLANTA — Body cam footage shows an Atlanta officer running into a burning building to rescue a dog.

WFLD reports that officers and firefighters responded to a house fire on Jan. 7 when Officer Robert Wrinkler noticed a dog inside the building. 

Wrinkler carried the dog away from the burning building as the animal struggled to breathe. Other officers joined in and administered aid to the canine.

 
APD officers save dog from apartment fire

APD CARES: On the night of January 7, 2018, Atlanta Police Department officers in Zone 1 saved a dog from an apartment fire at Mayson Turner Rd. and Joseph E. Boone Blvd. Below is body camera footage obtained from Officer Robert Winkler. He quickly pulled the dog to safety and Officer Austin Denninger carried the dog away from the fire. Officer Markevis Holloway then contacted APD’s Animal Cruelty Liaison Senior Police Officer Amy Soeldner for assistance at the scene. SPO Soeldner wrapped the dog in her coat while Grady EMT Jesse Johnson provided him with oxygen. The dog was resuscitated and turned over to Fulton County Animal Services for an overnight stay at a veterinary hospital. The dog has now taken on the name “Smokey” and is available for adoption. Information on how to adopt Smokey here: http://bit.ly/2DjWaKy We are so incredibly proud of the compassion and love our officers showed for this animal, thank you. We also thank the firefighters with Atlanta Fire Rescue and Grady’s emergency responders for helping save Smokey. #Respect #BestandBrightest #AnimalLovers #AdoptMe #RescueDog

Posted by City of Atlanta Police Department on Monday, January 22, 2018

The dog slowly started showing signs of life before an EMT brought an oxygen mask.

Police said they eventually brought the dog to a vet and have named him “Smokey.”

Smokey was reportedly in good condition and put up for adoption.

“We are so incredibly proud of the compassion and love our officers showed for this animal,” the Atlanta PD wrote in a Facebook post. “We also thank the firefighters with Atlanta Fire Rescue and Grady’s emergency responders for helping save Smokey.”

Recommended for you

Join the discussion

Copyright © 2019 policeone.com. All rights reserved.