Norwalk police take down squirrel

It's all in the line of duty. That's what went down Wednesday when Norwalk Police Sgt. Tom Cook was called to a Townsend Avenue location after a squirrel tussled with a German Shepherd-mix dog.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 24, 2010

 

It's all in the line of duty.

That's what went down Wednesday when Norwalk Police Sgt. Tom Cook was called to a Townsend Avenue location after a squirrel tussled with a German Shepherd-mix dog.

Needless to say, the squirrel came up on the losing end of the fight and ultimately had to be dispatched by Cook, who was armed with the animal control rifle.

"Occasionally we deal with squirrels, woodchucks, cats, dogs and raccoons," Norwalk Police Chief Kevin Cashen said this morning.

Cashen said after the squirrel was shot, the body was bagged and thrown in a dumpster.

"I must say this squirrel didn't have much of a chance because Sgt. Cook he's a very good shot," Cashen added.

Cook said this morning there's not too much paperwork involved with the dispatching of a squirrel. "No, just an incident report."

Comments

aman (Anonymous)

tax dollars hard at work

ag (Anonymous)

I gotta tell ya I feel sooo much safer now that the squirrel was put down. Our streets will be sooo much safer. Ugh....gag me with these rediculous stories about police officers shooting animals. It makes me sick that this would be on the front page of the paper. Isnt there better things to report on?

Flee (Anonymous)

Good job taking down a squirrel.