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Cop Saves a Woman’s Life After Choosing to Understand a Dog Instead of Shooting It


Germantown, WI — An incredible story from Friday morning starts out with a black lab named John Boy, approaching a police officer.

Germantown police officer, Jeff Gonzalez deserves credit for not only refusing to do what so many other cops do when dogs approach them, but actually getting out in the freezing weather to see why this dog was loose.

“He stood there and barked a little bit, then I rolled down my window and called to him. Then he wagged his tail and got more friendly until I got out of my car. And then he ran a little bit,” said Gonzalez.

John Boy was seemingly trying to get the officer’s attention in an effort to help his owner.

“Yeah, he sure did. He pointed me in the right direction,” said Gonzalez.

John Boy led the officer up the street to a house where his owner, Krystal, was unresponsive. Krystal, who suffers from a heart condition, was slumped over in a chair outside her front door, still in her pajamas. It was dangerously cold out.

“To be honest with you, I thought she was dead. And when I went up, she was very cold to the touch; her lips were blue. But I was able to determine she was breathing and had a pulse. I called for assistance, and my partner was close. So together we got her in the house,” said Gonzalez.

“Basically what he told me was, he said that they thought that she was dead. So it’s hard,” said Tianne Wendt, Krystal’s daughter about the initial call from officer Gonzalez.

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Thanks to this miraculously loyal dog and a police officer who defied the odds, Krystal is now in stable condition in a local hospital and John Boy didn’t freeze to death. This unlikely duo has transformed potential tears of sadness into tears of joy.

As if that wasn’t amazing enough, the family told Fox 8 News that they adopted John Boy. He was returned three times by three different families prior to ending up in the home of the owner whose life he would eventually save.

  • Dee Stach

    Nice story for a change!

  • Fabian Maldonado

    It is refreshing to hear anything good involving LEO’s,perhaps there is a change of how to respond that other LEO’s will follow

  • Rick

    A story that makes you feel good, and understand animals, they have brains as well.

  • Jackal

    That’s the most retarded title for this story. Your hate for cops shines through this great story like herpes shining through the makeup of a whole.

    • Jackal


  • Melisa

    Love the article. But why is it called “Cop Saves a Woman’s Life After Choosing to Understand a Dog Instead of Shooting It”
    That wasn’t even the situation.

  • Nanette Valencia

    She needs a caregiver, she shouldn’t be left alone. If she didn’t have a dog she would be dead