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Sublette County Sheriff's deputies save deer trapped in icy waters

 On Tuesday December 10th, SBSO Deputy Justin Hays was en route to Pinedale for training. According to a press release, Deputy Hays was near Daniel when he saw a deer struggling in a pond that had frozen over.
On Tuesday December 10th, SBSO Deputy Justin Hays was en route to Pinedale for training. According to a press release, Deputy Hays was near Daniel when he saw a deer struggling in a pond that had frozen over. (KGWN)
Published: Dec. 11, 2019 at 3:45 PM CST
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A small deer has a new lease on life thanks to the efforts of some Sublette County Sheriff’s Office.

On Tuesday December 10th, SBSO Deputy Justin Hays was en route to Pinedale for training. According to a press release, Deputy Hays was near Daniel when he saw a deer struggling in a pond that had frozen partially over.

Deputy Josh Peterson responded to help Deputy Hays. Deputy Peterson activated his body camera when he arrived.

Deputy Hays carries two ranch ropes, or lariats, in his patrol vehicle. The deputies were able to use the ropes to eventually free the juvenile deer after several attempts to lasso it.

The deputies report the deer was exhausted and cold, so Deputy Hays carried it over to black asphalt so it could help warm the deer up. The deputies said they left the deer on the side of the road, when they returned later it was gone.

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