While working the overnight patrol shift, a Denver police officer received a strange call – from his wife.
She told him “there’s a bear running around in your district, go find it.” Like any good husband, he listened — or maybe he just got lucky.
— Denver Police Dept. (@DenverPolice) August 25, 2015
Shortly after that phone call, Denver Officer Dan Swanson spotted the cub, who was previously spotted in the University Park area, in a resident’s backyard. After wildlife officials tranquilized the cub, the 15-year veteran of Denver PD transported the one year old cub, and said it felt like holding a ‘big kid.’
This was a first for him, not exactly a typical day on the job. It was definitely not a common call and “very cool” to be a part of it, Swanson said.