Two Chicago police officers were honored Thursday, along with a Good Samaritan, for taking quick action to save a woman after she was attacked by two dogs.
The woman who was mauled by the dogs, were told, is in awful shape at the hospital but her daughter says if it wasn't for the heroes being honored, she wouldn't be alive at all.
68 year-old Marion Fowler is a fighter and right now she and doctors are fighting to keep her leg after she was viciously mauled by two dogs two weeks ago in Woodlawn .
"She's in very serious condition. Her injuries and wounds are very significant,” said daughter Alisha Fowler. "The fact that she's alive is a miracle."
Alisha says Marion is alive because of a Good Samaritan and two officers who came to her rescue. All three were honored at the 3rd District by the group “Chicago Against Violence.”
"I wouldn't have a mother on Mother's Day. She was very near death when I got to the hospital,” Alisha said.
Gregory Mallette was the first on the scene
"It was very gruesome. I had never seen anything like that in my life. It was like someone had taken a platter and served her up on a platter to them,” Gregory said.
Gregory risked his own life doing all he could to tear the dogs off Marion. Eventually, officers Guzman and Macias arrived and shot one of the dogs and called paramedics.
“The real hero is in the hospital because that gave me the adrenaline to keep coming because she never stopped fighting them,” Gregory said.
Both of the dogs were taken by animal control, even the one who was shot survived. Alisha says both dogs were put down.