Officer rescues kitten from middle of Missouri highway
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NORTH KANSAS CITY POLICE
Dateline: North Kansas City - 20 December 2018
Date: 01/04/2019 09:50 PM
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North Kansas City, Missouri - 20 December 2018
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1. Body cam video of Officer Jason Smith walking up to kitten perched on highway median barrier
2. Body cam of Smith grabbing kitten
3. Various of kitten inside squad car, setting off siren and officer saying "sorry"
4 Various of kitten in officer's lap while he's driving.
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A Missouri police officer has a furry sidekick after making a rescue on an interstate highway just before Christmas.
North Kansas City officer Jason Smith was patrolling Interstate 29 on December 20 when he rescued a kitten that was perched alone on a concrete barrier in the middle of the highway.
Once inside the squad car, the kitten went exploring and even accidentally set off the car's siren, then settled in for some cuddling in the officer's lap.
Smith took the kitten to an animal shelter and his family has now adopted it.