Georgia Police Officers Wrangle a Gator and Win The Internet

May 28, 2024
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Georgia Police Officers Wrangle a Gator and Win The Internet

🐊 The Gist: Chatham County police officers became viral sensations after wrangling an alligator from a neighborhood driveway and releasing it back into the wild.

🤔 Why It Matters: It’s not every day you see officers dealing with wildlife, but their quick action ensured the safety of the community and the gator. Plus, it’s a reminder of the varied—and sometimes wild—duties law enforcement handles.

What’s Happening:

  • The Event:
  • Officers Cpl. Blackledge and Cpl. Stapleton captured the alligator in Georgetown last Thursday.
  • They safely transported the gator in the back of a patrol car before releasing it.
  • Going Viral:
  • The video has been watched by over 1.2 million people.
  • Shared by news agencies globally, it’s showcasing the lighter side of police work.

▶️ The Video: Here’s the video, in case you missed it.

🔍 Between the Lines:

  • Not every day in law enforcement involves wrangling gators, but it highlights the unpredictable nature of the job.
  • Recruitment Push: Chatham County Police Department is using this viral moment to attract new and experienced officers.

👮 Want to Try?: Ready to trade a desk job for the unpredictable excitement of police work? Visit to apply today.

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