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Connecticut State Trooper Adopts Orphaned Deer

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Somebody should give this state trooper a raise. 

Thank goodness we can report a story that shows the police doing positive things. It seems these days the only thing the media wants to focus on is anything that puts another cop in a bad light. If only word could get out about the actions of Connecticut state trooper Ben Pagoni, from Troop A in Southbury, the world would be a better place.

Pagoni was dispatched to an incident involving a deer and vehicle collision. Upon arriving on the scene, he found the adult deer had succumbed to its injuries, but two little fawns remained alive and well.

Being the man that he is, Pagoni didn’t want to leave the two orphaned deer to fend for themselves so he volunteered to take them in until proper arrangements could be made.


“My fiancée, luckily, was off for a few days. Pagoni said in an interview. “She took care of them mostly. I helped, but if it wasn’t for her, I don’t think I could do it.”

As luck would have it, after three days of foster care inside their own home, the deer found a new temporary home at an animal rescue until they can be released back into the wild.

Images via Connecticut State Police


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Connecticut State Trooper Adopts Orphaned Deer