Monday 23 September 2019

A police officer rescued a bald eagle, and boy the photos are good

The eagle even rode in the squad car.

SFC Hand with the bald eagle (Oregon State Police/PA)
SFC Hand with the bald eagle (Oregon State Police/PA)

By Taylor Heyman, Press Association

US police have shared photos of an officer rescuing a huge bald eagle.

Sergeant First Class Hand of the Oregon State Police responded to a call about an injured eagle from a ranch near Beatty, Oregon, on Sunday.

On first try, the team couldn’t find the bird, but were later called back to find the bird in the ranch owner’s garden, suffering from a dislocated wing.

OSP for the 🦅 SAVE! On Sunday, June 24, 2018, Sergeant First Class (SFC) Hand responded to a report of an injured...

Posted by Oregon State Police on Monday, June 25, 2018

Once SFC Hand had located and captured the magnificent bird, he realised there was no other option to transport it than in the back of his squad car.

This resulted in some brilliant photographs of the “detained” bird, which was eventually taken to the Badger Run Wildlife Rehab.

Good deeds sometimes lead to great photos.

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