Firefighters rescue cop rescuing a cat
Firefighters in New York City received an usual request: Rescue a cop stuck in a tree who'd been trying to rescue a cat.Oopsie...
...First, the New York Police Department responded to 911 phone calls from local residents in Queens who noticed a feline high up in a tree across from Public School 213, which was letting out.
Veteran Police Officer Dane Natto and his partner arrived on the scene, and Natto tackled the tree, climbing up to get the cat. But the cat saw the cop coming and climbed higher, as did Natto. Finally, the officer admitted defeat. He then realized that he, too, was stuck in the tree—some 30 feet off the ground.
First off, good on officer Natto for at least stepping up and trying to help the cat. It's unfortunate that he didn't realize his limitations sooner, because I have a sneaking suspicion that this story is going to follow him the rest of his career. At his retirement party, I bet you they bring in a stuffed cat... Secondly, really? 911 for a cat in a tree? Not the officer's fault or anything, but you think folks would know enough to call the non-emergency line.
It's pretty interesting, though. With all that's going on in the world, folks still take the time to worry about cats stuck in trees - and there are still police officers and fire fighters that will take time and effort to assist these far-flung felines. While we might chuckle at the mental image of some poor NYPD officer sitting 30 feet up in a tree waiting for the NYFD, it's still pretty darn nice that he made the effort.
Even in NYFC, there are decent cops out there - and I'll wager there are more of officer Natto's nature than not still out there.
That is all.