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Deputy Risks Life to Rescue Dog Who Fell 80ft Off Cliff

Deputy Risks Life to Rescue Dog Who Fell 80ft Off Cliff

This photo released by Pueblo County, Colo. Sheriff's Department shows an emergency personnel rescuing a springer spaniel stuck on a cliff ledge in Lake Pueblo State Park on Nov. 12, 2010 in Pueblo, Colo. The dog named "Doc" went over an 80-foot cliff Thu

Associated Press

November 14, 2010

PUEBLO, Colo. — A springer spaniel stuck overnight on a cliff ledge in Lake Pueblo State Park is OK after a sheriff’s deputy rappelled down a canyon to retrieve him.

The dog named “Doc” went over an 80-foot cliff Thursday morning while training to become a hunting dog.

The Pueblo Chieftain reports the spaniel became trapped after sliding down a shale canyon side. The pup landed on a ledge about 80 feet down a 200-foot ravine.

Master Deputy Dylan Jacketta says it was too dark Thursday to attempt a rescue, so rescuers passed blankets down to the ledge. On Friday morning, Jacketta rappelled down the canyon and rescued Doc.


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    LAHeat875

    over 3 years ago

    34 Comments

    Yes, man"s best friend is saved by his "best friend" - the pup will be the best buddy a deputy ever had!

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    msubullyfan55

    over 3 years ago

    82 Comments

    Job well done they cared enough to go back, and not mark it off as "just a dog." My dogs are just like family, so my hat's off to these officers for the rescue!

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    triztru

    over 3 years ago

    44 Comments

    awesome job!

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    Ahi

    over 3 years ago

    1990 Comments

    well done

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    Now this is what you call a real HERO.Just look at what he had to go through to get this dog to safety.I'm so glad everything turned out for the best and all is well.I'm also glad no one got hurt and they were all safe.God Bless You Jacketta for your heart of someone as the dog that couldn't help their-selves.It goes to show you what a true HERO really is.I'm happy Doc was rescued and got to go home to those who love him.God Bless Everyone here.

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    mae

    over 3 years ago

    54 Comments

    You can tell a lot about a person's character by the way she/he treats animals. Deputy Jacketta, I would be proud to serve with you any time!

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    martin1181

    over 3 years ago

    510 Comments

    Thank you Deputy.

    From a dog lover.

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    What a hero...Shows character.

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    patchboy

    over 3 years ago

    190 Comments

    There are lots of guys on here that would not bother to rescue a dog. They'd rather say the dog became aggressive and shoot it.

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    I appreciate the deputy doing that but rappelling if done properly by trained individuals is not risking your life.
    It is a sport enjoyed by many around the country.

    good job deputy

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    Collegecop_WA

    over 3 years ago

    2380 Comments

    Well done Deputy Jacketta!

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    rhood

    over 3 years ago

    23592 Comments

    A happy ending to a good dog story

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    OUTSTANDING JOB

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    FireDad

    over 3 years ago

    7352 Comments

    Good job...

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    BC916

    over 3 years ago

    120 Comments

    I would be forever grateful to this officer if this happened to any of my dogs. Great job sir!

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