Peggy Edwards took to Facebook to post a story she reported to WJAR NBC10 about a little dog who was spooked by a passing car and ran off into a tunnel for shelter. When she tried to help, she didn’t want to scare the dog deeper into the tunnel. So she called the Woonsocket Police Department, and it wasn’t long until officer Joe Brazil showed up!

Source: Peggy Edwards/Facebook

And without hesitation, the cop kicked off his socks and shoes and ventured into the tunnel.

Source: Peggy Edwards/Facebook

The caption of her photo read:

“I wanted to share this picture with everyone I can… On Sat. April 30th, a little dog was running free and was frightened by a passing car. It ran into a tunnel that a nearby brook flows through. She was stuck about 20-25 ft in and was clinging to the side. We tried to help but were afraid of scaring her further in. A call to Woonsocket police and fire depts sent Officer Joe Brazil to the rescue. He went in without hesitation and came out with a very wet, scared little dog. Great guy, Lucky dog. We are very happy he was able to save the little gal. With all the negatives people post and say about police, I thought we should see a positive moment. It may not seem like much to most people but it meant a lot to us and to that scared little dog, it made a world of difference as certain death was at the end of that tunnel. Thank you Officer Brazil…hope the dog is doing well.”

Joe Brazil is a hero and deserves all the recognition he can get. Well done!