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TPD officers rescue young deer trapped in above-ground pool

Officer Fischer jumped into the frigid pool to pull the doe to safety.

TOLEDO, Ohio — Two Toledo police officers are being commended for their water rescue of a young deer last month. 

On Dec. 7, Officers Fischer and Ervin were sent out on a call of a deer stuck in a swimming pool. When the pair arrived, they found a young doe up to its withers in the frigid water of an above-ground pool. 

Ervin tried to capture the deer with a rope, but the doe retreated further into the pool. 

According to a Facebook post from TPD, "seeing no other option, Officer Fischer jumped into the pool, grabbed the deer and pulled it to safety with the help of Officer Ervin and a bystander."

Nice work, officers! 

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