If you believe in Murphy’s Law, then you’ll already know that whatever can go wrong, will go wrong. When this includes leaving a cistern full of old, bitter water, we can expect that eventually something will fall in it. In this case, that happened to be not one, but two bucks.

Officers of the Wickliffe Police Department in Ohio were called to perform a very careful extraction of the two deer.

“This video is from November 10, 2015 at about 4:30 pm,” the police department wrote on Facebook. “Two patrol officers were able to pull two deer free from a cistern full of bitter cold water located in a wooded area near Interstate 90 and Bishop Road. An area resident filmed the event and passed the footage on to us. We thought we would share it as it highlights some of the more unusual things an officer is called to do. Not much else to say as the video speaks for itself, but I should mention that the cistern has since been covered and is no longer a hazard.”

This video is from November 10, 2015 at about 4:30 pm. Two patrol officers were able to pull two deer free from a cistern full of bitter cold water located in a wooded area near Interstate 90 and Bishop Road. An area resident filmed the event and passed the footage on to us. We thought we would share it as it highlights some of the more unusual things an officer is called to do. Not much else to say as the video speaks for itself, but I should mention that the cistern has since been covered and is no longer a hazard.

Posted by Wickliffe Police Department on Tuesday, November 24, 2015

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  • LouieF

    Seems like they could just have the deer up by pulling on their antlers, and not used the rope.

  • John W. Ginter

    Let me see now! Pull on the horns of an 8 pt. buck which could gore you really bad when gotten free or use a rope as a safe measure of distance as these men did. Did I say he was an 8 pt, buck?

    • Hawkguy

      Small bucks.
      Both of them.
      Fatigued too.
      The rope just delayed things.
      They could have easily, and safely, been pulled up by their antlers.