02/20/13 154 W, 1 I - + 2 - 2 Raleigh Firefighter Rescues Injured Bald Eagle

Props to Justic Bolduc, who rescued this bald eagle on Highway 264 between Wilson and Farmville last week. (Old news, so sue me. Still a good story.) As this WRAL story recounted, the Raleigh firefighter put a shirt of the bird's head to protect its wings, and used gloves to place it in the back seat of his car. He transported Fly Boy to a wildlife rehab center in Grifton, where the bird was treated for eye injuries. The bird, believed younger than three years of age, is expected to make a full recovery. The story is also notable for the citation of the rescuer's profession and employee. When good (and, more often, bad things) happen to public safety servants, they're often identified as same in news reports. Like or it or not, you're a Firefighter with a capital "F" even when you're off-duty.

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