Bird Builds Nest on Police Cruiser FB Parma PD

An Ohio police cruiser won’t be racing to crime scenes any time soon — it’s been turned into a nursery for the mourning dove and her chicks that hatched in a nest there.

The dove, named Gerty, built a nest below the windshield wiper of a back-up cruiser for the Parma Police Department.

When officers found the roosting bird, they went out of their way to make the bird feel at home. They surrounded the cruiser with crime scene tape to keep people away, attached an umbrella to the car to protect her from sun and rain, and even dug up worms for her dinner.

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Praise has been pouring in from around the world for the cops on the bird beat.

“I think that’s the cutest thing I’ve seen in my entire week. Thank you for your kindness, from France!” Léa Vallée posted on the department’s Facebook page.

“These cops rock!!! thanks for doing this!” Linda Taylor Woods wrote.

Lt. Kevin Riley says it’s all in the line of duty for the department’s officers.

“We care for all lives, human or animal,” Lt. Riley told WJW News.

(WATCH the video below from WJW News) – Photos: Parma PD, Facebook; WJW News

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