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Grateful for compassionate deputy


  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • May. 20, 2020 - 4:25 PM

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Just after dark on Friday, May 8, 2020, we received a call from the Coweta County Sheriff's Office that our dog was hit by a car on Gordon Road.

When we arrived at the scene, we were greeted by the concerned motorist and Deputy Troy Foles, who advised that my kids might want to stay back and not see the injuries to their pet.

Deputy Foles kept everyone at the scene safe from passing traffic and used his knowledge of canine first aid to help us assess the dog's injuries. He even used his own jumpsuit to help us fashion a stretcher to load the animal in our truck.

A short time later, the deputy arrived at our house to check on our dog and advise us of what animal veterinarians might be available at night.

Unfortunately, Hank the Cow Dog could not survive his injuries. This incident made us appreciate even more the fine department of Sheriff Lenn Wood serving the citizens of Coweta County.

The compassionate professionalism of the initial dispatcher on the phone followed by Deputy Troy Foles at the scene made a difficult situation much easier for us.

Jason and Laura Breeding

Senoia