CLEVELAND – Police are use to answering calls in dark, dirty places and this time when they did it, they saved a life.
Officers Ken Ryan, Dan O’Mally, Sean Colman, and Eric Haggeman of Cleveland’s 5th district responded Wednesday to a call from a woman who lost her dog.
When they got there, they heard the dog barking and started lifting manhole covers until they saw the dog clinging to debris in a sewer located at East 100th and Garfield.
Off-duty detective Sean Smith also responded after hearing the call over the radio and went into the sewer and recovered the dog, Daphne.
Smith was among the officers who founded Badges for Bullies; a police group formed to help stop dog fighting.
“These guys do stuff like this everyday,” said Cleveland Police Union President Steve Loomis. “They did a great job.”