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In May 2023, Officer Jack Dietrich of the Park Falls Police Department received a call from Price County Dispatch.  Dispatch received a call that a deer had jumped through the window at the former paper mill in Park Falls.  The deer was reportedly stuck in the building.

When the officer arrived on scene, he saw a broken window on the lower level of the west side of the building. 

"I looked through the broken window and saw a deer inside looking back at me," Officer Dietrich reported.  "The deer was inside an office type room with the door shut.  This office was a few feet below ground level, meaning the deer had jumped through the window and then fell through the ceiling panels.  I saw these panels on the ground next to the deer.  The deer made multiple attempts to run through the door to the office but was trapped inside.  From what I could tell, the deer appeared virtually uninjured."

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Officer Dietrich contacted the property manager of the building.  Once keys were obtained to access the office door, the officer entered the room with a catchpole and shut the door behind him to keep the deer inside.  However, this caused the deer to become erratic.  The officer was eventually able to capture the deer with the catchpole and walk it outside where it was released.  It appeared to only suffer a minor flesh wound to its leg, likely obtained during the struggle in the room.  However, the animal was able to run away from the scene.



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(This post was last modified: 06-15-2023, 05:20 PM by My Northern Wisconsin.)