Auburn Police patrol work means officers perform a variety of duties to protect the public.
But they're also called upon to assist in the more humane aspects of life in a California foothills community of 12,000.
And on a recent shift, this officer was called to Auburn Town Center on Elm Avenue, where a cat had managed to become trapped in the narrow confines of a drain.
The officer, with the help of a member of the public, was able to corral the hindquarters of the cat and pull the frightened feline out. The cat didn't stick around long enough to say 'thanks,' instead skedaddling off to points unknown.
The Auburn Police department posted video of the rescue on its website and we're providing a copy for Journal readers here.