Officer Joe Cook and Robbie, a pair of Hometown Heroes

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Lubbock police officer Joe Cook and his dog Robbie have been very busy lately, keeping Lubbock streets safe.

On June 25, the pair caught a suspect who robbed a game room at 29th Street and Slide Road.

Then on Aug. 17, they found a substantial amount of money and crystal meth during a traffic stop.

About a week later, on Aug. 26, Robbie led police officers to a vehicle burglary suspect hiding in a tree.

Then, less than a week after that, on Sept. 1, the dynamic duo captured another aggravated robbery suspect hiding in tall weeds.

"It's definitely the dog," Officer Cook said. "The dog is top notch, so I look good because of the dog."

The two have been side-by-side for about a year and they train day in and day out to stay sharp.

"It's a place we've lived all of our lives and love, so we want to keep it safe. We want to keep the city of Lubbock and the citizens at ease, so I enjoy using my dog and being able to do that for the citizens," he said.

Cook says he couldn't ask for a better and braver partner.

"It's a partner that's always gonna be there for you. If you're in a situation where you know it could be life or death, you know that if you send your dog he would give his life for you without a question."

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