WASHINGTON COUNTY — A Washington County Sheriff’s deputy found himself in a precarious situation Sunday afternoon when he was responding to a call in the Desert Reserve and got stuck himself.
The sheriff’s deputy was checking on a reported abandoned vehicle in the desert, according to a Washington County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Facebook post.
“Abandoned vehicle in the desert could indicate a missing or injured person,” the post stated, “which could indicate the need for a search for a possible endangered person.”
The Search and Rescue team responded to the scene to rescue the deputy, as well as his patrol truck, towing the Ford truck to safety.
In good humor, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office posted on its Facebook page:
Sometimes even we need to get rescued by Search and Rescue, though it is not as often as they like to let on.
While some people commenting on the post were cracking jokes, others expressed their appreciation.
Alan Erickson posted: “Thank you for showing the real and human side of what you all do. You’re good people.”
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