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Perhaps the most selfless thing anyone can do is to risk one’s own life to save another. For David “Krockett” Krieger, a 53-year-old man, the life he saved was that of a dog he didn’t even know.

On December 11, 2015, Krieger, whose passion was helping lost dogs, sacrificed his own life when he witnessed a man brutally beating and kicking a dog in a parking lot and stepped in to defend the helpless animal. In return for his gesture, Krieger was fatally shot, twice.

Krieger and his wife, Ashlie, had two dogs of their own, a golden Labrador and Trout and a Labrador Terrier mix named Sophie. His family and friends said that not only did Krieger love his own dogs as if they were his own children, but that he had a passion for helping lost dogs in his neighborhood, rescuing them and returning them home or assisting strays to shelter.

On a memorial Facebook page set up after his death, Krieger, who goes by “Krockett” to friends and family,  is remembered as a hero to animals. ”Krockett was truly the kindest man there has ever been, and anyone who knew him would not be surprised to learn that his final act in life was protecting a dog. He was passionate about the things he loved, which were his family, God, our country, friends and animals – particularly dogs – but he loved all animals and would always help any in need,” the description reads. The page asks visitors to post a photo of their own dog to pay tribute to Krieger, who loved them.

The dog that Krieger saved survived the attack, and the assailant is currently in jail awaiting trial.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help cover the cost of Krieger’s funeral.  You can help by donating here.

On behalf of all animals, thank you, Krockett. Rest in peace.

Image source: Facebook



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456 comments on “Brave Man Dies Defending Dog He Didn’t Even Know From Abuser”

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Sophie Medlin
5 Months Ago

An angel ❤


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Diana Watts
5 Months Ago

our prayers are with the family. there should be a jail time for abuse for animals. he was a brave man.i am sorry, but i hope they burn that man up for what he did.


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Leah Green
6 Months Ago

YES!♡


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Cathy Huntt
6 Months Ago

Even will all the evil I see in the world this still shocks me. Anyone who can abuses a helpless animal could easily assault or kill a human. I agree if a child shows those tendencies that child needs to be monitored carefully. There truly are bad seeds in the world not just in the movie of that title. God bless that gentle soul who gave his life for that poor dog. God will bless him I believe that.


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Patricia Ferrell-French
6 Months Ago

Where did this happen? The article gives so little factual information. Is it really true?


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Phoebe Call
01 Jan 2016

I wondered that too.

Patricia Ferrell-French
01 Jan 2016

I looked it up. It's true to some degree but it didn't happen quite as this posting says. Apparently, he went out of the building to see what was going on and he had just walked out of the building when he got shot. At least that's what the news article said.

Gerry Jöris
6 Months Ago

Respect.


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Shirley Fennell
6 Months Ago

God bless this man for his goodness, kindness & courage. He truly is a hero. May he rest in peace, amen. God bless his family.


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Angela Jo Angie
6 Months Ago

A real hero


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Myra Chateau
6 Months Ago

Terrible loss not only for humanity but for the animals that he loved! RIP sir


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Mary Redden
6 Months Ago

Rest in Peace


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