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Ridgewood Police Rescue Stranded Turtle

Ridgewood Police Rescue Stranded Turtle

photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook page

August 21,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Police Patrol Officer Brandon Donnelly was assigned to protect a seemingly stranded turtle at the Bergen County Wild Duck Pond Park on Sunday afternoon, 08/20. While waiting for the arrival of a representative from the Bergen County Animal Shelter in Teterboro, Officer Donnelly engaged in Community Policing activity by passing out “police officer badge” stickers to several young citizens who had walked over to see the large turtle. The reptile was safely relocated to a more suitable habitat by an animal control officer approximately 90 minutes after Donnelly was dispatched to the scene.

5 thoughts on “Ridgewood Police Rescue Stranded Turtle

  1. Slow news day?

  2. A great use of tax payer’s resources. At $100K+ all in compensation per officer…..

  3. Did the Chief of Police come a personally supervise the rescue?

  4. Some people can’t feel good even about a feel-good story. Sad.

  5. In case no one noticed, that turtle is not a cute harmless species. Our Police Officer was doing his job protecting the public from a dangerous animal. That creature can take a mean bite out of people. That is why it is called a snapping turtle. Would you have wanted your innocent child losing a finger or worse when he/she went over to “pet the cute turtle”?

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