Often we think police responsibility only extends to humans, but one Logan Lake RCMP officer showed that isn’t always the case.
Cst. Ryan Dell, acting commander for Logan Lake detachment, was the hero of the day after police received information of an injured bald eagle by Mammette Lake and Foley Road.
He was quick to act, discovering the eagle was unwilling to move from its location. Thinking quickly, Dell borrowed a crate from a cell-guard and with help from a colleague, seized the bird.
“As a Mountie, you wear many hats, some days you are a career counsellor or a conflict mediator, other days a traffic enforcer or a homicide investigator, some days you are an animal wrangler,” Dell says in an RCMP press release.
“Whatever the call, we take them all!”
The bird was cared for at a detachment centre for the night before being moved to the B.C. Wildlife Park Rehabilitation centre in Kamloops, where it remains.