One online commenter opined that if SHOAR'S SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT were involved, there would have been helicopters, tasers and flash bang grenades, rubber bullets launched at the crowd, an eight-hour standoff with the SWAT team in the Sheriff's armored personnel carrier.
SHOAR's Facebook page stated:
Sometimes it's not only Taking Care Of People, it’s Taking Care of our Feathered Friends.
Cpl Masters took a call for service on an owl that was in distress, being seen tangled up in fishing line and stuck in a tree. CPL Masters had the caller call in on 911 so we could better pin point the owls location. Deputies Delucca and Dobbs arrived on scene and after multiple attempts, they knew they were going to need assistance and St. Johns County Fire Rescue was requested.
Once approved by their battalion chief, they responded and assisted w/ the rescue of this beautiful bird. Awesome job by all.
Nice to have happy endings and even nicer when the units share photos to the dispatchers and they get to see firsthand the results of their efforts!!!!
BOTTOM LINE: We need honest law enforcement, not a lapdog -- an Inspector General here in St. Johns County, as in other counties, to investigate waste, fraud, abuse, misfeasance, malfeasance, nonfeasance, flummery, dupery and nincompoopery.