Cops Mourn The Death Of Their Littlest Friend
Saying goodbye is never easy.
This week, officers from Nebraska’s Omaha Police Department announced the untimely passing of a beloved squirrel who frequented their station’s parking lot. Though the cops say her death remains a mystery, and that they are not investigating, they still took the time to cordon off the spot as if it were a little crime scene.
The friendly rodent had been so popular among those on the force that they even set up a Twitter account in her honor, under the handle @OpdSquirrel.
— Sgt.Jason Menning (@OPDSgtMenning) March 10, 2016
One officer even appears to have shed tears as he paid his last respects.
— Chris Ray (@Chris_Ray2013) April 19, 2016
The squirrel’s fans online were equally distraught by the news.
— Ofc. Mike Bossman (@OPDOfcBossman) April 19, 2016
Of course, there’s certainly a tinge of levity in all this deadpan somberness — but that’s not to say the friendly squirrel whom they all came to know won’t be truly missed.
— Sgt.Jason Menning (@OPDSgtMenning) April 19, 2016