Jackson Officers Free Trapped Deer as Heavy Floods Hit State Capital

Officers in Jackson, Mississippi, worked together on February 17 to free a deer trapped in a fence as floods hit the city.

While on patrol Police Detective Jonathan Ridgley and his colleagues noticed two deer trapped in a fence and decided to free them as water levels were anticipated to rise further. This video shows the effort to release one of the deer.

Mississippi’s Governor Tate Reeves declared a state of emergency on Saturday, February 15, as the Pearl River was expected to rise to levels that had not been seen in at least 35 years.

Reeves urged locals not to return to their homes until authorities determined it safe. Credit: Johnathan Ridgley via Storyful