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Officer Rescues Fawn Trapped In Hole

Officer Rescues Fawn Trapped In Hole

Fawn and rescuer, Officer Luciano (COURTESY PARAMUS PD)

May 29, 2011

PARAMUS, NJ – Paramus Police Officer Nicholas J. Luciano was on routine patrol when he heard a strange cry, went to check and found a fawn who’d fallen into a hole more than three feet deep. The young animal is in good shape now, thanks to the officer, and about to be released back into its natural habitat.

It was just before midnight this morning when Luciano, checking the Century Road business district, heard the fawn’s cries on the wooded property of 115 West Century Road, Police Chief Christopher Brock told Cliffview Pilot.

The “fawn was unable to exit the hole on its own and appeared extremely weak and in distress,” Brock said, adding that Luciano had no idea how long the small animal had been trapped.

Lying on his stomach, Luciano reached in and grabbed the fawn’s front legs, straighten them and pull the animal closer to the opening in the hole, the chief said.

By then, Officer Paul Siemon and Steven Nepola arrived. As they held onto the fawn, Brock said, Luciano straightened the rear legs — then all three lifted.

Tyco Animal Service, which contracts with the Borough of Paramus for animal services, responded and took the fawn to a rehabilitation facility for further care, the chief told Cliffview Pilot.

The once-frightened animal “will eventually be released back into the wild,” Brock said.


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    Redsky

    about 3 years ago

    2918 Comments

    excellent story.

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    jwoods4290

    about 3 years ago

    66 Comments

    a beautiful thing

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    Anonymous

    about 3 years ago

    A most excellent story.

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    OlympicJoy

    over 3 years ago

    374 Comments

    Hurrah!

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    Whalewatcher

    over 3 years ago

    11226 Comments

    A good story !! Kudos to all of the officers involved !!!! lemmonw may be right about the new nickname for Officer Luciano, though. Maybe, Bambi's father ??

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    Madisyn77

    over 3 years ago

    230 Comments

    Awww... I love it

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    LanaNJ

    over 3 years ago

    6990 Comments

    LMAO@ UncleDennis1~Not You?

    Hell, It put's me in the mood for some VENISON~o.k., I'm sure I'm fooling no one here. Go PARAMUS PD!

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    Irishcop1961

    over 3 years ago

    51038 Comments

    All part of the job. Thumbs up.

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    lemmonw

    over 3 years ago

    464 Comments

    I foresee a Bambi nickname coming soon.

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    APEXPROUD

    over 3 years ago

    4396 Comments

    ABOVE AND BEYOND WHAT IS EXPECTED !!! GOOD JOB

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    uncledennis1

    over 3 years ago

    23312 Comments

    Nice story. It does give me a warm fuzzy feeling.

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    Magee88

    over 3 years ago

    2688 Comments

    i love this story.

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