Animal Officer, Fire Rescue Team To Save Raccoon

By  //  January 29, 2015

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'Peter Pan' rescued unharmed

This past weekend one of our Animal Enforcement Officers received a call for assistance concerning a raccoon that had got his head stuck in a peanut butter jar near the Rockledge City Hall. (BCSO image)

This past weekend Animal Enforcement Officers received a call for assistance concerning a raccoon that had got his head stuck in a peanut butter jar near the Rockledge City Hall. (BCSO image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – This past weekend one of our Animal Enforcement Officers received a call for assistance concerning a raccoon that had got his head stuck in a peanut butter jar near the Rockledge City Hall.

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Animal Enforcement Officer Christopher Hahn arrived on scene and observed there was a raccoon with it’s entire head wedged inside a plastic jar. Once the raccoon was freed from the jar, cheers were heard from the small crowd that gathered to watch. Everyone was thankful to know that “Peter Pan,” as he is now affectionately called, was unharmed and appeared very relieved and appreciative. (BCSO image)

When Officer Christopher Hahn arrived on scene he observed that there was a raccoon with it’s entire head wedged inside a plastic jar. The raccoon was also dangling from a tree branch, 25 feet in the air, and over a muddy retention pond.

Rockledge Fire Department Engine 36 also arrived at the scene and worked with Officer Hahn to extricate the raccoon from the tree, remove the jar from his head, and release him back into the woods from where he came.

Once the raccoon was freed from the jar, cheers were heard from the small crowd that gathered to watch. Everyone was thankful to know that “Peter Pan,” as he is now affectionately called, was unharmed and appeared very relieved and appreciative.

I would like to personally thank Christopher Hahn, our Animal Enforcement Officer who responded to the call and the members of the Rockledge Fire Department for their assistance as well.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey has been a law enforcement officer for over three decades. Sheriff Ivey is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and has a Bachelor’s Degree from Daytona State College in Management and Supervision. Sheriff Ivey’s background in law enforcement is inclusive of Management, Criminal Investigations, Narcotics, Patrol Services, Public Integrity Investigations, and Corrections.

Sheriff Wayne Ivey

Prior to being elected in 2012, Sheriff Ivey served the citizens of the State of Florida as a Resident Agent in Charge for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. As a member of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Sheriff Ivey developed and created the country’s first ever statewide Task Force on Identity Theft.

That same year the Task Force was named one of the top five most innovative programs in the country by the International Association of Chiefs of Police and investigated approximately 44 million dollars in fraud cases. Additionally, as a member of FDLE, Sheriff Ivey created the Child Abduction Response Team (C.A.R.T) that re-defined the way Child Abduction cases are conducted throughout the country today.

Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey has been a law enforcement officer for over three decades. Sheriff Ivey is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and has a Bachelor’s Degree from Daytona State College in Management and Supervision. Sheriff Ivey’s background in law enforcement is inclusive of Management, Criminal Investigations, Narcotics, Patrol Services, Public Integrity Investigations, and Corrections.

The program was later selected as the most innovative program in the country by the International Association of Chiefs of Police and is now used as a nationwide model in the response and investigation of child abductions.

Sheriff Ivey has testified before the United States Congress on law enforcement related matters and has extensive experience in the area of Public Integrity Investigations. Sheriff Ivey was honored as the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Special Agent of the Year (1996) and was also recognized by the Commissioner of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for his Outstanding Contributions to Criminal Justice. In August of 2011 Sheriff Ivey was honored by the National Organization of Victims Advocacy for his work at the national level as an advocate of victim’s rights and protection.

Sheriff Ivey speaks regularly on topics such as Identity Theft, Crime in America, Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence, and Self Defense through Mental Preparedness. Sheriff Ivey firmly believes that Crime Prevention and Education are vital to reduce our crime rate and protect our community.


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