The Grand Junction community is applauding a local police officer who did some quick thinking and MacGyver-ed a solution which saving two dogs from an area canal.

Grand Junction Police Department Detective Ed Prescott heard a call over dispatch involving two dogs who had become trapped in a canal near 28 1/4 Road. A fast response, combined with quick thinking, ultimately saved the day and the lives of two exhausted dogs.

Facebook responses praise Detective Prescott and his actions.

He is a prime example of everything that good about police. Thank you, Sir! - Judy Kirkham-Beville

Thank you Detective Prescott. We value your service and dedication, and that special touch for our pets. - Warren Mckay

Congratulations and great job! You are truly an asset to your community! - Mobridge Police Department