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'It felt really good.' Dramatic deer rescue shows heroic efforts by Bingham Farms officers

Posted at 10:35 PM, Aug 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-18 13:15:19-04

A dramatic deer rescue caught on video shows officers in Bingham Farms risk their safety to save a buck trapped in netting.

Patrolling the streets of Franklin and Bingham Farms, officers Thomas Goodrose and Justin Wells come face-to-face with a 10-point buck trapped in the net of a soccer goal at Bingham Farms elementary at 8:30 a.m. on Monday.

Noticing how panicked the deer was, the quick thinking officers came up with a plan using a tool from their vehicle to help control the deer's legs while cutting netting that had started closing around its neck. Then, you can see the deer realize the netting is no longer attached, and run off back into the wilderness.

“Once he had it secure, we came up slow. Held the horn and heard it breathe and relax,” said Officer Thomas Goodroe with Franklin police. “It felt really good. You don’t come across this too much but it was really cool.”