Washington Police Officer Escorts Turtle Off Scorching Roadway

A turtle was ushered off a scorching roadway and driven to water by a Washington police officer on Tuesday, June 29, police said.

Video shared on Facebook shows a small turtle found roaming on the street by Royal City Police Department Chief Rodriguez.

The officer drove the turtle close to a nearby water source. The department wrote on Facebook, “With this heat, we’re glad he found water!”

The National Weather Service (NWS) had warned of a “dangerous and record-breaking” heat wave along the West Coast. An excessive heat warning was in effect for Royal City until July 4. Credit: Royal City Police Department via Storyful

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