Wausau Police Department

WAUSAU — Police in the central Wisconsin community of Wausau are being credited for safely removing a deer that had burst its way into a nursing home.

Officers Aaron Karlen, Robert Pfaff and Jason Pacey were called to a nursing home after a deer crashed through a window into the facility, according to a Wausau Police Department Facebook post.

Although the deer appeared to have sustained a couple of small cuts from the glass, the officers were able to successfully get her back to her natural habitat without any further harm.

It didn’t hurt that Karlen played football at UW-Stevens Point Football and the Alouettes de MontrĂ©al before joining the force, but he probably never had a tackle quite like this one.

By Dan Plutchak

Dan Plutchak, born and raised in Kaukauna, is cofounder of Kaukauna Community News.