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Dog Rescued From Burning Home, Officer To Receive Letter Of Commendation

Published Dec. 25, 2021

Body camera footage released from the Kosciusko Police Department, shows the moment one officer went above and beyond the call of duty, to rescue a dog from a burning home.


On December 17th, 2021, Officer Robert Overby responded to a house fire call dispatch call in the area of Cedar Lane. Upon arriving on scene, Ofc. Overby made contact with the family, who stated their dog, Cricket, was still unaccounted for, presumably still in the smoke-filled home. In an act of heroism, Ofc. Overby entered the home and began searching for the families beloved dog.


As shown in the body camera footage, Ofc. Overby searched the smoke-filled home for nearly two minutes. Miraculously, he found Cricket and brought him to safety. Although in the body camera footage, the home doesn't appear to be 'filled' with smoke; however, let Ofc. Overby's coughing reaction after reaching fresh air make that judgement.


Officer Overby was taken to Baptist Attala Hospital for smoke inhalation but was released and is doing well. For his actions, Ofc. Overby was awarded a letter of commendation for going above and beyond the call of duty.


If any of you Funker's live in the Mississippi area, go buy this man a beer. We all know, this community loves Doggo's more than people. :)


austin marino

Published Dec. 25, 2021

Body camera footage released from the Kosciusko Police Department, shows the moment one officer went above and beyond the call of duty, to rescue a dog from a burning home.


On December 17th, 2021, Officer Robert Overby responded to a house fire call dispatch call in the area of Cedar Lane. Upon arriving on scene, Ofc. Overby made contact with the family, who stated their dog, Cricket, was still unaccounted for, presumably still in the smoke-filled home. In an act of heroism, Ofc. Overby entered the home and began searching for the families beloved dog.


As shown in the body camera footage, Ofc. Overby searched the smoke-filled home for nearly two minutes. Miraculously, he found Cricket and brought him to safety. Although in the body camera footage, the home doesn't appear to be 'filled' with smoke; however, let Ofc. Overby's coughing reaction after reaching fresh air make that judgement.


Officer Overby was taken to Baptist Attala Hospital for smoke inhalation but was released and is doing well. For his actions, Ofc. Overby was awarded a letter of commendation for going above and beyond the call of duty.


If any of you Funker's live in the Mississippi area, go buy this man a beer. We all know, this community loves Doggo's more than people. :)


austin marino

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