Pearlington, Mississippi – Hancock County Deputy Todd Frazier came upon a blue Lincoln Town Car parked at a rest stop with a lone occupant at around 10 pm on Monday. When he got out of his vehicle to investigate, he was suddenly attacked by two men who appeared out of the woods nearby. In a ‘tail’ of Mississippi heroism, before they could drag him off to kill him, his K9 partner Lucas did some serious chomping on the suspects.
“They told him they were going to slit his throat, and they were dragging him toward the woods.” Hancock Chief Deputy, Don Bass
“When he got out, two other people came out of the woods right by the vehicle, and he backed up and fell, and it was on then.” Sheriff Ricky Adam
Sheriff’s authorities said they believed the men had planned to drag Frazier into the woods, kill him, and dump his body.
Deputy Frazier was able to press the button that released Lucas from the police vehicle. Lucas wasn’t about to have his partner dragged off into the woods, so he proceeded to do some serious biting on at least one of the suspects, possibly two.
“We don’t know how many he got, we just know he had blood all over him.” Sheriff Ricky Adam
How close of a call was it?
The “pop mechanism” that was installed on Deputy Frazier’s car doors had only been installed recently- and his vehicle was only one of two police cars that had it.
The deputy suffered a 2 1/2 inch cut to his forehead and multiple body injuries. He was treated and released from Hancock Medical Center Tuesday morning.
The suspects fled the scene in the Town Car. One or more of them will have some serious dog bites.
Lucas saved his human partner’s life- the dog was not injured in the altercation. Deputies described the situation as a “very near miss.”
Given the attitude toward law enforcement, and the “shoot on sight” threat from the Black Gangster Disciples, the Sheriff says he has been trying to prepare his deputies for the possibility of violence.
“We’ve been stressing this for months and months now. It’s no different from last week we get a BOLO from the state alerting us that the Black Gangster Disciples have put out an SOS, or ‘Shoot on Sight’ for police officers. For a couple of months we’ve been preaching safety because we knew our location between New Orleans and on the I-10 corridor… it’s going to happen here.” Sheriff Adam
The Hancock County sheriff’s Department is asking anyone with information pertinent to this incident to call (228) 255-9191.