I just witnessed an APD officer who, unfortunately, had to put a badly injured deer down on Bluffstone Drive, just off of Loop 360.
The deer was hit by a car and badly injured. When Officer Cumberbatch arrived, I told him what had happened and we agreed that the deer was too injured to survive. I've been a deer hunter for over 30 years, and we discussed shot placement for the most humane way to put the deer out of her misery. He was very receptive, and changed his plan to be humane and ethical in putting her down.
I was *very* impressed with the officer. He made sure she didn't suffer unnecessarily, and clearly considered his shooting line to make sure there was minimal risk in the event of a miss or ricochet.
It was a sad situation, and he went out of his way to be as kind as possible. Please pass along to his supervisor that he *really* impressed someone who has worked hard for three decades to be an ethical, humane hunter.
Well done, APD. Thanks for taking care of us.