That danger never became clearer than on the night of April 30, 2007 on Highway 66 east of Longmont. Vaughan and Izzy were in pursuit of an armed kidnapping suspect. Near Weld Country Road 3, the suspect crashed his car and fled on foot. Vaughan picked up the story there. “I deployed Izzy to go after him and in the middle of Highway 66 Izzy bit his right ankle at full stride. He planted that foot and turned around and started hitting Izzy and flipped him onto his back,” he said.