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Published:November 16th, 2011 11:36 EST

Hero Deputy Who Carried Stunned Doe To Side Of Road Should Be Promoted

By Robert Paul Reyes

"A Michigan sheriff`s deputy (Ryan Swartz) said he picked up a stunned doe and moved it to the side of the road when it refused to move from a roadway."


The deputy reported to the scene of an accident and found a doe in the middle of the road. The poor animal didn`t appear to be hurt, but it refused to move from the roadway.


The deputy could have put cones around the doe, called animal control, and said to himself, "I`ve done all that I can." But the compassionate and heroic deputy carried the stunned doe to the side of the road. He then carried it to the other side of the road, after deciding that the deer would be less likely to run back into the street from the opposite side.

Deputy Swartz went beyond the call of duty, and he should be promoted to Sheriff. A law enforcement officer should serve and protect not only people, but also the animals in his jurisdiction.

PETA honors people who go out of their way to help animals, Swartz deserves to receive an award from the animal rights organization.

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