This story about a police officer that went beyond his normal duties to make sure an innocent life was protected - and it will absolutely warm your heart!

 

Officer Eric Michl is a wonderful police officer who is extremely dedicated to his job and is also a wonderful human being. After arresting a man named Juan Crespo for driving under the influence, he discovered that Juan also had a warrant from San Diego, where he was wanted for felony burglary. Juan was trying to flee to Canada to avoid these charges. Officer Michl worked on the case for weeks and finally discovered that the authorities in San Diego planned to extradite Juan.

 

 

Juan's story was getting complicated and it would have ended badly if it wasn't for his loyal German Shepherd dog, Liana. After Officer Michl arrested the man, he gave Liana a ride in the back of his police car and bonded with the dog. She stuck her nose through the grating in his car and gave him a big kiss! Officer Michl is a huge dog lover and was very close to his own dog, Tommy, before he passed away.

 

"I just felt really bad that this dog and her owner would have to be separated," Eric said. "Even though he's in trouble with the law, I felt really bad for him."




Eric checked with the Seattle Animal Shelter to see if they could hold Liana while her owner was going through the legal processes. They would be able to keep her for a short amount of time, but at some point she would have to be let go before her owner would be able to take her. So last month, Officer Michl worked with Juan's attorney to locate a family member or friend that would be able to take Liana... but they couldn't find anyone. So, Eric turned to Facebook.

 

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