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Maurice River Township NJ, Port Norris Trooper Rescues Dog in Distress On July 4th, Trooper Theodore Heim confirmed the old saying that dogs really are ”man’s best friend.”
Trooper Heim received a call from a 74-year-old Maurice River Township resident stating that his dog had fallen off his dock and was stuck in the water.
Trooper Heim arrived on scene and observed the dog trapped under the dock struggling to keep his head above water. Trooper Heim knew he needed to act fast, so he entered the water, risking his own well being, and swam under the dock to free the dog. He then swam the dog safely back to shore. Trooper Heim undoubtedly saved the dog’s life and in the process really highlighted how far troopers are willing to go in service of the people of this state.