NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Eric L. Laughton
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.