This is the heart-warming moment where police officers rescue a little deer with a hind leg trapped in a chain-link fence.
The animal rescue was filmed by the officers’ body cameras in West Seneca, Erie County, New York state.
In the footage, three cops are seen arriving on the scene before struggling to free the deer’s leg from a garden fence.
As the deer struggles to get free, the officers try to manipulate its trapped leg out of the wire.
Finally, they use their extending batons to open up the links so the leg can slip free.
The grateful deer stops for a second and them bounds out of the garden.
As it disappears, one of the officers says: “There you go”.
The local police explained that they sometimes get called out to free animals from railings and fences when Animal Control officers are unavailable, calling it the “lighter side of police work”.
The police joked that the officers’ overnight shift was “brought to you by Bang energy drinks and Sunoco breakfast sandwiches”.
The West Seneca Police Department (WSPD) said: “During times when Animal Control isn’t available, we often get called upon to free deer from nets, railings, fences, etc.
“Sometimes it’s nice to share a lighter side of police work, so here is a video from this morning courtesy of the overnight shift, brought to you by Bang energy drinks and Sunoco breakfast sandwiches.”
WSPD added: “The principal mission of the West Seneca Police Department is to preserve the rights of citizens and reduce fear in the community through the prevention of crime, protection of persons, property, and the maintenance of order in public place, anticipate and respond to events that threaten public order and the protection of life and property.”