21 January 2020
 
 

 NEW YORK STATE POLICE 
 Major Eric L. Laughton
 Troop E Commander
 

 

PRESS RELEASE
 

On Monday January 20, 2020, Trooper Brandon Salyerds and K- 9 Theo were on routine patrol at the Hanson Aggregate Gravel Pit in the town of Horseheads, when they observed an injured bald eagle. 

After seeing the eagle had a wing injury from a nearby power line, Trooper Salyerds contacted a local animal rehabilitation specialist to assist.  

While attempting to help the bird, the eagle entered a pond and swam to the other side.
Trooper Salyerds and Theo returned to the pond later in the day and were able to locate the eagle in a heavily wooded area.

With the assistance of Trooper Nathan Lowmaster and NYS ENCON Officer Richard McNamara, the eagle was captured and transported to the Cornell University Wildlife Hospital for treatment.

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