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You’ll Fawn Over This Cop

Written by PETA | May 26, 2010

My “Things That Make You Go Aww” folder is thick with the obvious and the not-so-obvious.

Today that file is bursting at the seams, thanks to Sergeant Mark Fry, a caring cop in Toledo, Ohio, who raced to respond to a call about a pregnant deer who’d been hit by a car. Because of her severe injuries, the doe was euthanized, but her fawn was saved, thanks to Fry’s swift, decisive action. He not only performed a C-section at the scene, he also administered CPR to the surviving fawn and then instinctively knew to nourish the weak baby with the doe’s milk. Later, during a media interview, he admonished the unknown hit-and-run driver for fleeing the scene and abandoning the injured animals.



Sergeant Mark Fry’s heroic efforts reflect his belief that “[a] life is a life, it doesn’t matter if it’s an animal or if it’s a human being.” For his compassionate actions, we’re presenting him with PETA’s “One Can Make a Difference” award. Please leave Sergeant Mark Fry a note of thanks in the comments section, and then read up on how to help deer and other animals in your city.

Written by Karin Bennett

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  • marissa says:

    he makes me proud to be in law enforcement!

  • elizabeth nieciecki says:

    What an amazing individual you are. Thank you from the bottom of my heart being a huge animal lover and all animal lovers everywhere!

  • Majbritt says:

    these are the idols that should be on magazines!

  • Natalie says:

    Wow just great! Thank you so much!

  • Amy Skrzymowski says:

    Sargeant Fry YOU are a precious man and a “HERO” in every sense of the word! It is so nice to hear of a nice outcome from a tragic situation.

  • Ivy says:

    Amazing! I wish there were more people like you in the world Sergeant Fry.

  • Patty says:

    Sergeant Fry you were in the right place at the precise moment you were needed. God bless you for your caring for mama as best you could and baby. It warms my heart whenever I hear of people like you doing things like this.

  • china says:

    Dear Sergeant Fry. You are a wonderful human being and your community is very blessed to have you as a policemen. I wish more people had your presence of mind your compassion and your first aid skills. LOVE YOU!

  • ALISON says:


  • delaneia mckimm says:

    Thank you. You took responsibility not something a lot of people do nowadays. bravo

  • Cocoa says:

    What a hero

  • Brandon says:

    great job!

  • lulu says:

    Naysayers’ inane comments make me want to RALPH sometimes. It’s called urban sprawl BTWlook it up. Anyway this police officer is a hero may he inspire others to act accordingly. Love the Sarge!!!

  • bunny says:

    aw if only everyone realized “a life is a life” one day!

  • Amanda says:

    We need more righteous people like you!!! Thank you for your compassion!

  • Ralph says:

    Slow news day huh? Sadly this will happen the more and more people feed the deer. They are social animals that will readily take food given by humans. They gain a trust and in that trust it leads to them being hit by cars. Don’t feed the deer leave them wild. This won’t happen again and a fawn will have its mother.

  • Julia says:

    Thank you so much Sergeant Mark Fry…you truly are a compassionate person. Because of you another animal is live and well and many hearts are touched. Thank you!

  • Nirupama says:

    Sir You are a true hero. My salutations to you. Nirupama

  • Shelly says:

    Sergeant Fry you are amazing and a true hero to us all. THANK YOU!

  • ChristineandAlice says:

    Sergeant Fry! Thank you! You are a real hero! We wish more men would be like you! God bless!

  • Aleta Whitten says:

    I loved this story! Thank you so much for being such a kind caring person. We need more people like you.

  • Darcel says:

    Bless your heart Sergeant Fry…you are a shining example of what is good in human beings! Wish there were more like you out there…you are a truly kind person indeed.

  • Carla* says:

    All you did to save that fawn and release the mother from the trama and pain… you trully are one amazing man!! Thankyou for what you did it’ll never be forgotten!! May god bless you and your family with great health safety happiness and good fortune!!

  • Suzanne says:

    Way To Go!! We need more compassionate and amazing people like you! You make the world a better place. THANK YOU

  • JG says:

    Thank you Thank you Thank you!

  • Lisa Sullivan says:

    Very impressive!

  • Warren says:

    Dear Sergeant Mark Fry you bring passion and honor as a noble public servant Thank you so much for your heroic actions and all the future works you will do.

  • Charly says:

    What a wonderful soul you have. Thank you!

  • Justine says:

    We need more compassionate and caring people like Sergeant Mike Fry. You are an inspiration to all people Sergeant. You went above and beyond the call of duty because you heard the call of humanity. We are blessed to have you as a true Rescue Hero.

  • Natalie says:

    What a hero!

  • Julie says:

    My favor cop ever. I am so happy that he did this. Most cops around where I live would never ever do this. They shoot dogs for no reason and then try to justify it. More cops need to learn from this one. I love him

  • petra slivka says:


  • Suzy says:

    You are a star. Bless you.

  • Alexa Lewris says:

    I just wanted to take this time to say thank you to Sergeant Mark Fry for exercising his right as a human being to aid innocent animals in need. If it weren’t for his speedy reply the pregnant doe and her fawn would have suffered painful deaths. He showed courage in the face of a difficult situation and executed the task at hand perfectly and calmly. Individuals like Sergeant Mark Fry make me proud and further cement my belief that there are amazing people who are willing to stick up for animals and their rights no matter what. Again my greatest thanks to this wonderful man for saving this fawn’s life.

  • Dawn says:

    Many Thanks out to you Sergeant Fry! A life is a life no matter how small. The driver who hit the Doe will meet his maker. But God is smiling down at you. Bless you and your huge heart.

  • Theresa says:

    Thanks for being a hero! I only hope that your actions will inspire others to help animals.

  • TinaNC says:

    Dear Sergeant Mark Fry! YOU ARE HERO!!! God bless you!!!

  • Karena says:

    great job! There needs to be more caring and sympothetic people in this world like you! I just hope other people will learn from your example!

  • adeline says:

    It is so good to know that there is people like you out there!!!! You’re a hero because you didn’t have to do it you did it because you care !!!! I wish there’d be more people like you!! Some people made fun of me for rescueing a bird !!! As you said every life is important . thanks

  • Claudia says:

    I admire your compassion and your determination to save the fawn’s life. Your actions are prove that there is indeed good people out there caring for animals that cant speak for themselves. Keep up the good work we need more people like you in the force!

  • Brittany says:

    Wow! It’s so great to see this! Thank you for saving the fawn!

  • Sarah says:

    That is one amazing man. I can’t possibly applaud him enough for that.

  • Kris says:

    True hero! It’s nice to know they still exist! Thank you Sergeant Fry. Sincerely.

  • Kristy says:

    Thanks from the animals!

  • Kelly says:

    Thank you Sergeant Fry we need more people in authority positions like you! I can only hope that you have inspired others to not only look up to you but continue a caring way of life!

  • Robyn Lynn Reichert says:

    What an AMAZING person you are!!! Thank you so much you are an angel for the animals!

  • lisa benton says:

    Thank you for your kind and heroic act. The world would be a much better place if there were more people like you!

  • Paul Hackworth says:

    Great job officer. We need more humans like you around.

  • Michele says:

    Thank you SO much Sergeant Fry! You are an amazing hero for those animals.

  • Nici says:

    Great story. Well done Sergeant.