Rome police rescue baby fawn trapped in storm drain

Police officers in Rome, Georgia got a little wild surprise over the weekend when they were called to a rescue operation.

Officials say Sgt. Aaron Thacker and his team responded to West Rome on Sunday afternoon after a resident noticed a baby fawn had fallen into a storm drain.

The Rome Police Department shared a photo of the poor little animal stuck in the drain and Thacker waist-deep in the hole during the rescue operation.  

Thankfully, the fawn was safely released from the drain and ran off into the woods.

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(Rome Police Department)

Thacker's small act of kindness got many cheers on Facebook, with people thanking him for doing his duty and saving the baby.