Throughout the week, our ACC Team searches through emails and news articles looking for someone who deserves to be the Hero of the Week… Find out how you can nominate a Hero of the Week at the bottom of the page.
Well, who doesn’t love a good hero story of the canine kind!
Dax is a five-year-old German Shephard with K-9 unit in Lake County, Illinois. He found a missing man not long after he finished up a competition in Michigan, where he took home several awards including “Top Overall Police Dog.”
The missing man had apparently passed out about a quarter mile through a wooded area where the police dog discovered him. The man was then transported to a hospital. Officer Forlenza, who is Dax’s partner, said that the dog saved that man’s life.
In his four years with law enforcement, Dax has tracked down a total of 80 people. And, this October, he’ll travel to California where he is a finalist for “National Hero Dog.”
Good luck, Dax!
Nominate a Hero of the Week
Now, we want to know who has made a difference in your life. Nominate a local firefighter, police officer, EMT or someone who is serving our country in the military. It could even be a neighbor, family member or friend who lent a crucial helping hand. Let us know all about the person who you feel is a real life hero by emailing us here and please feel free to send us a picture!