I am writing to express my gratitude to the Auburn Police Department. Recently, I had my first run-in with a deer near Young’s Corner in Auburn. After the hit, the deer looked to be in great pain. With tears running down my cheeks, I reached for my phone and called 911.

The dispatcher was very calm and tried to console me. Meanwhile, a young man in his truck stopped to see if I was OK. He also talked to me and kept me somewhat calm.

Soon, a policeman arrived and put the deer out of its misery.

The young man said, “Good-bye” and I thanked him and off he went. I would like to let him know how appreciative I was for his kindness and patience.

Once he left, the officer took over in a caring and polite manner. He kept asking me if I was “OK.”

I drove home, but started to tear up every time the event played back in my mind.


I had two of the kindest and concerned men help me that evening. A grateful thank you to both of them.

The phone rang the next day, and it was a sergeant from the Auburn Police calling to check on me.

We are so lucky to have the police force that we do here in Auburn.

Sharon Day, Auburn

Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. Please subscribe or login first for digital access. Here’s why.

Use the form below to reset your password. When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code.