Army veteran, Franklin County deputy rescues injured bald eagle

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Kan. A United States Army veteran, now serving as a deputy with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office did his part to help a symbol of the country he's served.

BNSF contacted the Franklin County Sheriff's Office Friday to report one of the railroad's trains had struck a bald eagle. The sheriff's office says K-9 Deputy Tanner Hendrickson found the eagle alive but injured.

"The eagle was taken to Operation Wildlife in Linwood, Kansas and will hopefully have a full recovery.

"To say Deputy Hendrickson is feeling patriotic is a huge understatement," the Franklin County Sheriff's Office says of the officer who served in the U.S. Army for several years.