MBTA cop saves pit bull from Dorchester train tracks

"Rudolph" the pitbull was coaxed away from MBTA tracks. Photo via TPD.
“Rudolph” the pitbull was coaxed away from MBTA tracks. Photo via TPD.

A Transit Police officer may very well have saved the life of a pit bull terrier that was wandering along the commuter rail tracks in Dorchester Monday morning.

A concerned citizen spotted the dog, later named Rudolph, around 10 a.m. as he roamed between Savin Hill and JFK-UMass Stations.

Upon receiving the call, Transit Police Officer Lisa Murawski-Dupont bicycled the entire distance between stations, eventually locating the dog.

Commuter rail service was temporarily suspended as Murawski-Dupont coaxed the dog from the tracks.

Transit Police said in a statement that “Rudolph had a very friendly disposition and made fast friends with Officer Murawski-Dupont, whose actions probably saved his life.”

Rudolph, who police said was named “after Santa’s #1 helper,” was brought in by the Animal Rescue League of Boston. Officials are urging anyone with information about the dog to call the Transit Police Special Crimes Unit at 617-222-1170 or the animal league directly at 617-426-9170.

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