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K-9 saves World War II veteran's life

K-9 Saves World War II Veteran's Life
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - A World War II veteran has a K-9 officer to thank for saving him after he fell and was caught hanging upside down in a well house.

Nikon, an eight-year-old Czech Shepherd, with the Winston-Salem Police Department was responding with his partner on a call to help locate a driver who fled an accident on Clemmonsville Road.

"As we got close to the wood line something got Nikon's attention," said partner Officer Karen Simmons. "As we got closer to a home, we noticed a walker turned over beside of a well house."

Inside the well house Nikon found the veteran trapped.

"He had fallen inside the well and was actually hanging upside down."

It's believed the man had been hanging upside down for more than two hours with his foot wedged around a small ladder.

"We were just in the right place at the right time," said Simmons. "[K-9 officers] hear things and smell things that we wouldn't know were there if it weren't for them and it's just amazing the capability they have."

The veteran was checked out at a local hospital and is expected to be OK.

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kyoung1501 August 28 2014 at 6:31 AM

"Everything good a man can be, a dog already is."

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MyOtherCoat August 28 2014 at 5:59 AM

Good dog! What a great save!

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Toniann Polizzio DeF August 28 2014 at 8:09 AM

Nikkon is truely mans best friend, thank you for your service.

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g999s August 28 2014 at 8:48 AM

Dogs...WAY better than people.

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Sonja g999s August 28 2014 at 5:53 PM

you aint lying there, you can trust them with your life, not people.

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jai.hye g999s August 28 2014 at 6:50 PM

Waaaaaaaay better.

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john August 28 2014 at 8:55 AM

WAY TO GO NIKON what a great job.I have a steak for you and your partner.A big Salute from a Disabled Veteran

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Blessed One X 20 john August 28 2014 at 2:37 PM

A big salute also to YOU, sir, for your service to our country! I agree with your comment 100% also!

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murphygirl123cody August 28 2014 at 7:28 AM

nice story lucky man

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big dog August 28 2014 at 9:57 AM

to serve and protect !

thank the cop & his k-9

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twosocks04 big dog August 28 2014 at 11:55 AM

Thank the K-9 Officer.. ASOLUTELY!

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MICHELLE twosocks04 August 28 2014 at 12:49 PM

K-9 officers have to be decent upstanding people or their partners would turn them in!

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kgc073 August 28 2014 at 8:51 AM

The veteran was put on a list and will be checked out at a Veterans hospital In about 6 months or so.

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booboodog kgc073 August 28 2014 at 12:10 PM

Good one!

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roseyoungstewart kgc073 August 28 2014 at 12:59 PM

If you read the entire story then you read the last line of the article.

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mielkele roseyoungstewart August 28 2014 at 3:25 PM

It's a joke - laugh. It will be good for you!

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mhagerinteriors August 28 2014 at 6:26 AM

I'm sorry, I think it's weird that many gay females want to be police officers or correction officers. My problem with this, why is fair to allow them to strip search females? We won't let men do it but it's ok to let gay females to do it. It's quite uncomfortable for women who must submit to their instructions to strip and bend over for "inspection". Sorry it's disgusting.

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Doug August 28 2014 at 8:17 AM

So where was the picture of the well house? Police officer needs grooming!

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ChristyE Doug August 28 2014 at 9:25 AM

That's what I was thinking!

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