BTBuzz: Officers comfort injured dog, intervene during child abduction, gift bike to man, stop attempted suicide, and save mother and son from burning building

By Christopher Kawahara

In Florida, Osceola County Deputy Josh Fiorelli comforted an injured dog that had been hit by a car. Fortunately for the K9, Fiorelli was there to cover the dog with his own jacket and sit with her.  Even though the dog needs surgery, she is expected to recover.

“It was cold out. She was wet,” Fiorelli said. “She didn’t have anyone there so I decided to be that person.”


In Wisconsin, Appleton Police Department Officer Cole Kantner was in the right place at the right and was able to stop a child abduction.

“You think to yourself, ‘No way this could happen to me. I’m at the right spot at the right time,'” said Kantner. “I don’t think I did anything that another individual with that same information wouldn’t have done.”


In California, Officers from the San Jose Police Department surprised their shoe shiner, Juan Hernandez, with a special Christmas gift: a new bike after his was damaged in an accident.

“He has always been very gracious to us,” he said. “We wanted to do something nice for him, since he’s been doing good work for us for so many years.”

At center, Juan Hernandez, 56, of Santa Clara, a longtime shoe shiner popular with San Jose police, poses with a new bicycle gifted to him by the San Jose Police Officers’ Association at a Chevron station on Montague Expressway in San Jose on Dec. 18, 2018. His previous bike was damaged in a car collision around Thanksgiving. He is surrounded, from left to right, by Capt. Randy Schriefer, Lt. Steve Lagorio, union vice president Sgt. Sean Pritchard, and union president Sgt. Paul Kelly. (Robert Salonga/Bay Area News Group)


In Illinois, a Waukegan police officer’s quick actions saved the life of a teenage girl who was attempting to commit suicide; by tackling the 17-year-old girl before she could step in front of the train.

“I am extremely proud of these officers who, through their heroic actions, saved the life of a young woman,” Chief Wayne Walles wrote in a statement.


In Texas, three officers from Balch Springs Police Department will forever be heroes to a mother and her son after saving their lives during an apartment fire.

“He knew that we were down there and we were going to catch him,” said Officer Jones. “He didn’t think twice and he jumped out the window.”