Guide Dog Honored By Tallahassee Mayor

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By: Andy Alcock
October 25, 2013

Tallahassee, FL - There was a special presentation for a four-legged hero this afternoon.

Tallahassee Mayor John Marks attached the Medal of Valor to Sherman the guide dog's collar. Sherman rewarded the mayor with a kiss on the cheek.

In August, Robert Miller was clipped by an 18-wheel semi-truck crossing an intersection. Sherman pulled Miller to safety and potentially saved his life.

Robert Miller, Sherman's owner: "I'm just thankful his training was great and he was aware and alert enough to keep me from either being seriously injured or possibly killed."

Mayor Marks also presented a proclamation naming Tuesday "White Cane Safety Day" in Tallahassee. October 15th has been recognized nationally as "White Cane Safety Day" for nearly 50 years. The idea is to call attention to blind and visually impaired pedestrians.

Mayor Marks says the presentation of the Medal of Valor specifically, marks the first time he's given an award to a dog.

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