On March 6, 2016 In Moline, Illinois Police Officer Tyler Hoogerwerf picked up a dog that had been chasing a squirrel and subsequently struck by a car. The officer immediately transported the animal to the Animal Emergency Center of the Quad Cities.
The poor animal whose name is Jake was severely injured suffering from trauma to his head which caused brain swelling and a fractured jaw. Sadly the cost of Jake’s care would be too great for the poor animals owners who were contacted too pay for.
The Officer who brought Jake in for treatment wouldn’t allow that to be a factor though, he reached into his own pocket and paid the $300.00 toward helping the animal survive his injuries.
Just an act of compassion we admire and thought was worth passing along.
The Moline Police Department wrote on their Facebook Page:
Great work by Officer Hoogerwerf for not only getting Jake to the emergency clinic, but he even reached into his own pocket to fund the needed treatment. This is a shining example of Officer Hoogerwerf’s inherent care and compassion.
The Animal Emergency Center of the Quad Cities Also shared the story stating:
This handsome boy, Jake, ran after a squirrel and was hit by a car. His main trauma was to his head which caused brain swelling and a fractured jaw. The Moline police officer called to the scene was kind enough to personally donate $300 towards his care. Please share for thoughts and prayers for Jake and to spread the word of thanks to this caring officer.
They later posted:
You may have seen our Facebook story last night about Jake. He is a dog that was hit by a car and brought in by a very caring police officer who donated money towards Jake’s care. KWQC heard about the story and contacted the officer. He has come forward and has a great story of heroism. Please take a minute to read his amazing story and share to spread the word of thanks for all his service! From the staff of the Emergency Center, we give thanks to you, Tyler Hoogerwerf, for your service and kind heart!