Police Officer Rescues Little Dog from Tunnel, Becomes Community Hero

A hero doesn't always wear a cape, sometimes they wear a uniform. That's the case with Officer Joe Brazil, who serves the community of Woonsocket, Rhode Island. He is one of the most beloved and respected officers in the department, and for good reason. Officer Brazil goes above and beyond the call of duty to help those in need, and he doesn't hesitate to put himself in harm's way to protect his fellow citizens. This is the story of how Officer Brazil rescued a little dog from a tunnel and became a hero to many.

It all started on April 30th, 2016, when a little dog named Cece got frightened by a passing car and ran off into a tunnel that a nearby brook flows through. She was stuck about 20-25 ft. in and was clinging to the side. Her owner, Michelle Perez, was beside herself with worry and had been searching for Cece since she went missing. She had only had the puppy for one day, and now she was lost.

Fortunately, Peggy Edwards, a kind-hearted woman who was walking in the area, saw the dog and knew she needed to help. She was hesitant to rescue the dog herself, as she didn't want to scare her deeper into the tunnel. So, she called the Woonsocket Police Department for assistance. Within minutes, Officer Joe Brazil arrived on the scene and was more than willing to help.

Without hesitation, Officer Brazil took off his shoes and socks and went into the tunnel to rescue the little dog. As he got closer to Cece, he could see that she was clinging to the side and shaking with fear. He knew he had to be extra careful not to scare her deeper into the tunnel. So, he let her smell his hand and once Cece was calm, he picked her up and carried her out of the tunnel. The little dog was wet, scared, and very grateful to Officer Brazil.

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Michelle Perez was overjoyed to be reunited with her beloved pet. She was so relieved that Cece had been found and was safe. It was an emotional reunion for both Michelle and Cece, and Officer Brazil was happy to have played a part in it.

This heartwarming story went viral on social media, and people all over the world were touched by Officer Brazil's kindness and bravery. He became a hero to many, and people started reaching out to him to express their gratitude and admiration.

Officer Brazil is not just a hero because he rescued a little dog. He is a hero because of the way he serves his community every day. He is a dedicated and hardworking officer who puts the safety and well-being of his fellow citizens first. He is always available to help and goes out of his way to make a positive impact on the lives of others.

Article Sources: Facebook - Peggy Edwards | 10WJAR (h/t: ronproject)

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