Transit Police report that around 10 a.m. today, Officer Lisa Murawski-Dupont managed to convince a pit bull that commuter-rail tracks running between Savin Hill and JFK/UMass were not the best place for him to be.
According to police, Murawski-Dupont was at the Savin Hill T stop when somebody alerted her there was a dog on the commuter rail tracks.
Officer Murawski-Dupont immediately proceeded to the right of way and bicycled the entire distance locating a pit bull terrier just outside of JFK-UMass station walking on the commuter rail right of way. MBTA operations halted all service while Officer Murawski-Dupont was able to coax the dog (who we have dubbed "Rudolph"- yes after Santa's #1 helper) to safety. Rudolph had a very friendly disposition and made fast friends with Officer Murawski-Dupont, whose actions probably saved his life.
Rudolph is now under the care of the Animal Rescue League of Boston. If Rudolph looks familiar, contact detectives at 617-222-1170, send an anonymous text to 873873, or call the Animal Rescue League at 617-426-9170.
Photo by TPD.