Deming, New Mexico – SANTA TERESA, N.M. (KRWG) A 15-year-old Deming girl will be honored as a hero Thursday for saving a 7-year-old boy from a potentially fatal dog mauling.
The El Paso Sector Border Patrol will hold ceremonies at the Santa Teresa Border Patrol Station to formally recognize 15-year-old Gabriela Ramos, who is a young Border Patrol Explorer with the Deming Post 892.
Ramos is credited with saving Eddy as he was attacked by a Rotweiller and Doberman Pinscher while hurrying to catch a school bus on the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 5.
Ramos saw the attack as she drove up to the school bus. She jumped out of her car and began fighting the dogs off with only her key chain.
Chavez suffered severe bits to the head, neck and limbs.
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