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Lakewood police officer halts traffic for ducks

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on May 1, 2008 at 7:47 am |
May 1, 2008 7:47 am

We’ve got a story in today’s paper about Lakewood police officer Dustin “Ducky” Carrell and his heroic actions Monday.

The 28-year-old officer used his patrol car to stop traffic on Highway 512 and help a mother duck get her ducklings safely across the highway.

Here’s a website where you can find a video of the rescue effort.

As of this morning, the DOT video had been viewed 127,019 times, according to

The Lakewood Police Department has received several e-mails about Carrell. Here’s the full text of one of them that was quoted in today’s story.

This morning I saw the video of this officer assisting a duck and her brood across a highway. Just when I’ve about lost all faith in the human race, your officer has restored some of it with a simple act of kindness towards a mother and her children, despite the fact that they were only ducks.

Thank you very much, Officer Carrell. You made my day, probably my week, and quite possibly, my millennium.

S. Burchardt

Portage, Wisconsin

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