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Shadow
10-19-2014, 02:52 PM
I love these Good Samaritan type stories. Kudos to this police officer for paying the vet bill. I particularly appreciate this story because I have a good friend with MS and I know how much she relies on her service dog.

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TACOMA, Washington When Pierce County Detective Ryan Salmon stopped to investigate a crowd on a Tacoma street corner, the sight of a girl in a wheelchair with her special needs dog at her feet really got his attention.

Faith Cloud is confined to a wheelchair and cannot speak because she was born with cerebral palsy. Her service dog, Spice, had just been hit by a silver car that fled, leaving Spice behind with multiple hip and leg fractures.

Salmon says he "just did the right thing. It wasn't about being a cop; it was about having compassion for this girl and her dog."
Salmon helped Faith's mother, Tonya, and a friend move Spice up into his unmarked police car for a trip to a veterinary hospital.

Later that day,when Salmon called to check up on Spice, he learned that Tonya could not afford the X-rays and treatment that Spice needed. So, again, Salmon "just did the right thing" for Faith, Spice, and Tonya and told the vet to send him the $200 bill for the treatment.

http://cdn2-b.examiner.com/sites/default/files/styles/image_content_width/hash/de/39/de39e846b980aed95036aa1ae0bdbd17.jpg?itok=RZYKaYs1

http://www.examiner.com/article/detective-helps-handicapped-girl-when-her-service-dog-is-hit-by-car

LongTermGuy
10-19-2014, 03:55 PM
I love these Good Samaritan type stories. Kudos to this police officer for paying the vet bill. I particularly appreciate this story because I have a good friend with MS and I know how much she relies on her service dog.

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TACOMA, Washington When Pierce County Detective Ryan Salmon stopped to investigate a crowd on a Tacoma street corner, the sight of a girl in a wheelchair with her special needs dog at her feet really got his attention.

Faith Cloud is confined to a wheelchair and cannot speak because she was born with cerebral palsy. Her service dog, Spice, had just been hit by a silver car that fled, leaving Spice behind with multiple hip and leg fractures.

Salmon says he "just did the right thing. It wasn't about being a cop; it was about having compassion for this girl and her dog."
Salmon helped Faith's mother, Tonya, and a friend move Spice up into his unmarked police car for a trip to a veterinary hospital.

Later that day,when Salmon called to check up on Spice, he learned that Tonya could not afford the X-rays and treatment that Spice needed. So, again, Salmon "just did the right thing" for Faith, Spice, and Tonya and told the vet to send him the $200 bill for the treatment.

http://cdn2-b.examiner.com/sites/default/files/styles/image_content_width/hash/de/39/de39e846b980aed95036aa1ae0bdbd17.jpg?itok=RZYKaYs1

http://www.examiner.com/article/detective-helps-handicapped-girl-when-her-service-dog-is-hit-by-car



`Very nice...I enjoy these stories also...Good post!