Dog Leads State Trooper to Fire


Alaskan State Trooper Terrence Shanigan was on his way to check out a fire when his GPS froze up. About to take a wrong turn his vehicle lights caught the “Buddy” who would lead the way.

Buddy, a German Shepherd dog, saw Shanigan’s car. After eyeing Shanigan Buddy began running down a side road occasionally looking back to make sure Shanigan was following him, thus leading Shanigan to the fire at his owner’s workshop.

Shanigan’s dash cam captured it all. If you haven’t seen this video or at least heard about it you’re missing out.

Buddy received a stainless steel dog bowl engraved with words of appreciation from troopers for his “diligence and assistance” and a big rawhide bone. His owner, Ben Heinrichs, received a framed letter documenting his efforts.