Police Save Puppy Hanging By Leash Out Of Car Window At Kansas Walmart

The dog was found hanging next to the door of a pickup truck that had its windows rolled down.

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Two Arkansas City, Kansas police officers saved a dog hanging from a truck window in a parking lot. Via Arkansas City Police Department/Facebook
Two Arkansas City, Kansas police officers saved a dog hanging from a truck window in a parking lot. Via Arkansas City Police Department/Facebook
John Virata

A lot of things happen at Walmart stores, but two Kansas police officers were unfazed by an incident that they happened upon after placing a suspected shoplifter into the back of their police vehicle.

After Arkansas City Police Sgt. Jason Legleiter and Police Officer Wade Hammond finished arresting and securing a suspected shoplifter at a local Walmart store on July 8, 2016, the officers were alerted by a store employee that a dog was hanging by his leash attached to a truck in the parking lot, according to the Arkansas City Police Department Facebook page.
 

Sgt. Jason Legleiter pulls out his patrol duty knife to cut the dog down.  Via Arkansas City Police Department/Facebook

Sgt. Jason Legleiter pulls out his patrol duty knife to cut the dog down. Via Arkansas City Police Department/Facebook

The police followed the employee to the lot and witnessed the dog hanging from his leash.

With body cameras rolling, Legleiter pulled out his patrol duty knife and cut the dog down. But the dog was unresponsive, so Hammond removed the collar around the dog’s neck and began applying pressure to the dog’s side.

Hammond applied pressure to the dog’s side. Via Arkansas City Police Department/Facebook

Hammond applied pressure to the dog’s side. Via Arkansas City Police Department/Facebook

After a few minutes, the dog started coming around and eventually was able to stand on his own, according to the Arkansas City Police Department Facebook page.

Judging from the police photographs, it appears that the owner left the truck’s windows rolled down, but made the mistake of leashing the dog, who apparently jumped out the window and got hung up by the leash.
 

 
The comments on the Arkansas City Police Department’s Facebook page range from sympathy for the owner for leaving the windows rolled down, but leashing the dog, to outright ridicule for bringing the dog and leaving him in the car in the first place.

Someone sure looks grateful.  Via Arkansas City Police Department/Facebook

Someone sure looks grateful. Via Arkansas City Police Department/Facebook

All the Monday morning quarterbacking aside, it is great to know that two Arkansas City Police officers saved a dog’s life that day.

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