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Massachusetts State Trooper channels his inner Tyquan Thornton to capture fawn after finishing shift



Photo courtesy of Massachusetts State Police

A Massachusetts State Trooper didn’t let the end of his shift stop him from making a rescue.

According to Massachusetts State Police, after completing a recent day shift out of the State Police-Northampton Barracks, Trooper Timothy Martin began his ride home on I-91 South in Holyoke. A traffic jam quickly grew in size in front of his cruiser. Trooper Martin moved to the front of the line to assess the commotion.

A young, maybe week-old fawn was in the roadway and several concerned motorists had stopped to corral the frightened critter. Trooper Martin exited his cruiser and knew he had to move quickly. Time was of the essence for at any moment, the fawn could have darted across the median into Northbound traffic which was moving at highway speeds.

As MSP put it, Trooper Martin channeled his speed and agility, reminiscent of his younger days as the captain of his high school dodgeball team along with his dreams of being as fast as his favorite New England Patriot, wide receiver Tyquan Thornton to make the capture.

Trooper Martin advised that the fawn was in custody and transported the baby to a safe location off the highway adjacent to where it was found so it could reunite with its mother, who apparently had jumped a high fence next to the highway.

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