LIMA, ALLEN COUNTY OH - HERO - POSTAL WORKER SCOTT EVERSOLE WAS DELIVERING MAIL WHEN HE SAW 2 LOOSE PIT BULLS ATTACK A MAN AND KNOCK HIM DOWN - HE WENT INTO ACTION SWINGING HIS MAIL BAG AT THE DOGS SO THE LIMA POLICE PATROLMAN COULD GET ON TOP OF THE CAR
A local postal worker was honored by the Allen County commissioners Thursday for his role in saving an off-duty Lima Police officer from a dog attack.
Scott Eversole was delivering mail in the 900 block of North Elizabeth Street on Oct. 19 when he noticed TWO PIT BULLS playing in a yard. He was originally going to leave and complete delivering mail on that part of his route later when he noticed out of the corner of his eye a man leaving his house and going to his car. The man, Lima Police Patrolman Mark Link, was then attacked by the two dogs, who knocked him to the ground and began biting his face.
“I saw that they hit him and were going after him as hard as they could, and he was struggling to get back on his feet,” Eversole said. “It was then I went over with my bag, the best weapon I had, and I took it off my shoulder and began to swing it as hard as I could and knocked them off him enough for him to be able to jump on the car.”
Eversole continued to swing until the dogs lost interest and moved away, and that’s when he said people began to call 911 for help. Link was taken to St. Rita’s Medical Center, where he was treated and released.
After Eversole received a resolution of appreciation from the commissioners Thursday, Allen County Dog Warden Julie Shellhammer praised Eversole for his actions.
“Not everyone would have done what you did,” she told him. “I’m sure you saved that man’s life.”