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

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