Wednesday, January 11, 2006
It was around 7:20 AM on Tuesday morning and I was driving Hannah to school. I was coming around the bend on Rt. 7 South near Blakely Road in Colchester when I noticed a Police car parked in a driveway. I slowed down thinking it was a speed trap but noticed the officer standing on the side of the road with his service weapon drawn and pointing towards the snow bank about 20 feet from his car. He fired one shot. Pow! When I got to about 5 feet of him, he fired another shot. Pow! He shot a dear (similar to the fake one in the picture above) which could have been injured or a danger to vehicles travelling on that busy stretch of road. It was exciting to witness this incident but sad for the loss of the animal.