Deputy Todd Frazier of the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department in Mississippi is lucky to be alive today. Frazier survived an attack from three men, at least one armed with a box cutter, Monday night in Pearlington.
But he didn’t do it alone. He had assistance from his K9 partner, a black Belgian Malinois named Lucas, reports the Clarion Ledger.
“They told him they were going to slit his throat, and they were dragging him toward the woods,” Chief Deputy Don Bass said, adding, “he was able to break one hand free to activate the button that opens the door and it released Lucas.”
Authorities believe that the men, who ambushed Frazier after he went to inspect a car that was off to the side of the road, were planning on murdering the deputy.
But thankfully Lucas came to the rescue, biting one of the suspects, maybe two, and sending the assailants running for their lives.
“We don’t know how many he got, we just know he had blood all over him,” said Sheriff Ricky Adam.
The mechanism that pops open the door to release the K9 was only added recently.
Police are still searching for the men responsible for the attack on deputy Frazier.