Chico, Calif. – There are some moments in the daily duties performed by law enforcement officers in which the public is reminded of the many various duties that go along with being a police officer. In a recent case, the oath that members of the Chico Police Department have taken to protect and serve, went well beyond protecting just humans.
It is a lesson that a Chico mother, who just happens to be a Duck, recently discovered, as several officers and members of animal control came to her rescue.
Images captured by members of the department, show the moments of the creative rescue. Police Chief Michael O’Brien says it was a job well done by team members.
Tuesday morning, Officer Wayne Rockwell was patrolling East Eighth Street, when he spotted the feathered Mom and she appeared to be in distress. There was no 9-1-1 call for help, but assistance was on scene.
The mother Duck appeared to have accidentally led her ducklings into a storm grate. Officer Rockwell took action and with the help of Animal Control Officer Sam Enriquez, the two set up a “Dragnet” operation to rescue the ducklings.
The two carefully scooped up the wayward ducklings and were able to safely reunite them with their anxious mother.
We are happy to report that mama Duck and her ducklings were all unharmed! Chief O’Brien says there is a good chance the family is now a little wiser to the dangers of the streets.
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