MERIDIAN, OHIO — An Ohio police officer is being praised on social media after body cam footage was released of the cop wrangling two aggressive dogs with care.
Meridian Patrol Officer David Gomez responded to a complaint about two dogs roaming a neighborhood in Meridian, Ohio. Gomez found two large dogs, one foaming at the mouth, running loose. Where most officers normally panic, Gomez remained calm.
The policeman called the dogs over towards his patrol car, where he was standing. As soon as the dogs arrived at his feet, they begin viciously barking at the officer. That’s when Gomez radioed in for animal control.
Neighbors began emerging from their homes to watch the commotion, but Gomez asked them to go back inside as the dogs weren’t taking a liking to anyone.
With animal control still 15 minutes away, Gomez attempted to calm the dogs by keeping their attention on him.
Eventually the officer opened the door to his patrol car and coaxed both canines into the back seat.
Neither of the dogs nor the officer were harmed.