A community service officer was recognized for defending a woman from a pack of aggressive dogs that attacked her dog, seriously injuring it, and bit the officer in North Chicago.
North Chicago Police Chief Lazaro Perez honored Community Service Officer Damian Leski during a city council meeting late last month.
Three aggressive pitbull dogs attacked a woman and her two dogs on May 3 at Cole Park in North Chicago.
The woman retreated to the top of a slide and she was trapped there and called for help.
Leski, who is an unarmed member of the police department, responded to the scene.
He was able to place himself between the woman and the dogs and distract them away from the woman.
Leski captured one of the dogs and then soon after captured the two others and put all of them in his vehicle.
The community service officer suffered a bit wound in the process that left him injured.
One of the woman’s dogs also suffered serious injuries in the attack.
“Your bravery in this situation is to be commended,” Perez said.
Perez presented Leski with a certificate and letter of recognition during the city council meeting.
“CSO Leski is the embodiment of the spirit of law enforcement and selflessness,” city officials said.