Cop helps keep a pair of Bayside pups cool after their owner’s car broke down on Long Island bridge

Photos courtesy of the Nassau County Police Department

A Nassau County cop’s act of kindness helped a Bayside woman and her two dogs stay safe from the heat after her car broke down on Sunday morning.

According to police, at 11:45 a.m. on July 1, Police Officer Nicholas Accardi responded to a radio call to assist a motorist with a disabled vehicle on the Atlantic Beach Bridge. Upon his arrival, Accardi found Joan Silke of Bayside standing outside of her BMW 530, which was parked on the side of the road, with her two 12-year-old dogs on leashes.

Accardi parked behind her vehicle and turned on his emergency lights for her safety. As he approached Silke, he noticed that her dogs, a cream-colored mini goldendoodle named Molly and an apricot-colored mini goldendoodle named Maggie, were showing signs of distress from the extreme heat.

Springing into action, Accardi offered to let Silke and the dogs sit in his patrol car with the air conditioning on. Once inside, the dogs began to respond to the cooler temperature.

Within the hour, Silke’s car was fixed and she and the dogs went on their way.

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