On June 30, 2018, Officers Perkins was alerted of an injured bald eagle by a local juvenile. Officer Perkins located the Eagle in area of Plainfield Road and Trues Brook Road, and he and Officer Gaspard kept the Eagle out of traffic until VINS (Vermont Institute of Natural Science) arrived to safely capture it, in hopes of rehabilitation.
VINS assessed the eagle’s multiple injuries and unfortunately found that they were too severe, and the eagle had to be humanely euthanized. What caused the injuries is unclear.
Thank you to the juvenile who reported the injured eagle, VINS, and all who came together to try to save the eagle.
Authorized by: Chief Richard Mello Date: 7/3/18