BPD was courteous during donkey rescue

Published 8:00 am Wednesday, September 7, 2016

On Friday, Sept. 2 at around 3:50 p.m., my neighbor’s four donkeys had escaped their enclosure and were heading toward Borgne Avenue. If you are not familiar with traffic on this stretch of roadway, on a Friday afternoon at 4 p.m., Usain Bolt would have trouble crossing the street.

So I, being fearful for the safety of the motoring public, called BPD to summon help keeping these animals out of the much-travelled road. Patrolman Cody Hunt was dispatched to assist in this most unpleasant task. You see, the temperature was about 95 degrees and herding donkeys is not a task that can be performed in an air-conditioned police cruiser.

After about 45 minutes of wrangling, all four of the donkeys were back in their pen and no motorists were placed in danger, thanks to Patrolman Hunt and several others.

During the entire ordeal, Patrolman Hunt remained courteous, polite and, most of all, very professional. I’m proud of not only Patrolman Hunt, but all the “new hires” at the BPD; every one of them that I’ve encountered seems to be very professional.

Thanks, again, to Patrolman Cody Hunt, as well as all of the men and women of the Bogalusa Police Department.

Teddy Drummond

Bogalusa City Council, At-large member