Denise Dolcoe has been deemed a “hero,” and rightly so. The Fort Bend ISD Lake Olympia Terminal bus driver saved a young girl from a dog attack that she happened to see while completing her afternoon bus route.
Dolcoe was driving within the Quail Run subdivision when she noticed a little girl being attacked by a pit bull. Without hesitation and regard for her own safety, Dolcoe immediately stopped the bus, grabbed a bucket and ran to the girl’s defense. She threw the bucket at the dog in hopes that the animal would be distracted long enough for her to get the child to safety.
She solicited the aid of other adults in the area and remained on the scene until an ambulance and police officers arrived to take care of the child.
“It is soothing to my soul to know that there is a real hero and angel around to care for our children,” said Barbara Brown-Johnson, Quail Run resident and witness to the attack. “Miss Dolcoe’s maternal instinct and quick thinking helped save the child, and we commend her for her unselfish act of heroism.”