BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – The Berkeley Heights Police and Fire Departments have been recognized for their work in saving three deer that were stuck in a water retention basin. Mayor Angie Devanney read a proclamation describing their efforts during the Township Council meeting Tuesday night.

“On Monday, August 12, 2019, the Berkeley Heights Police Department received a call about a doe and two fawns caught in a water retention basin by the Chemtrade Corp on Snyder Avenue,” Devanney said. “Upon arrival [to] Chemtrade, the BHPD, the BHFD, and members of the Millburn Animal Control and Chemtrade staff worked together to bring the deer to safety.”

“The residents, including the four-legged kind, of Berkeley heights are extremely lucky to have compassionate, helpful staff working at our fire and police departments,” she added. “The mayor and council believe it is appropriate to recognize the kindness and compassion shown to the deer.”

Fire Department Deputy Chief Jim Hopkins was on hand to accept the proclamation from the Mayor.