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Nevada trooper rescues dog from highway near Pioche

Updated March 24, 2020 - 8:59 am

A Nevada Highway Patrol trooper is credited with saving a dog wandering in the highway, then reuniting the pooch it with its owner Monday.

The NHP Southern Command posted a photo on its Twitter feed of a trooper, identified only as Trooper W. Lynn, and the calico-colored canine named “Tucker.”

“Trooper Lynn saved this pooch near the intersection of SR 321 and SR322 near Pioche,” the NHP wrote, adding “the freeway can be a scary place” for four-legged friends like Tucker.

Within two hours, the Australian shepherd was reunited with its owners.

“Trooper Lynn knew the owners and brought Tucker back home,” the Highway Patrol said.

Contact Glenn Puit at gpuit@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0390. Follow @GlennatRJ on Twitter.

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