Hartford police protect and serve in many capacities.
Recently, they showed that their service extends to our woodland friends as well.
Deputy Chief Brian Foley said members of the department recently rescued a fawn.
He said the little deer lost its mother.
Foley said a person found the animal on a highway next to its mother, which had been struck by a vehicle.
The person then took the fawn to the front door of the Hartford Police Department.
Officers said they cared for the fawn and contacted the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.
It was taken to be placed at a rescue farm, according to Foley.
HPD Officers help to save a fawn who lost its mother. #HPDhelps pic.twitter.com/nF8S4ZpsVm— D/C Foley (@LtFoley) May 23, 2016
HPD Officers help to save a fawn who lost its mother. #HPDhelps pic.twitter.com/nF8S4ZpsVm
See more photos of the fawn here.
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SLIDESHOW: Hartford police said they recently rescued a fawn that lost its mother.