Officers rescue runaway pigs on Sunrise Highway


Suffolk County Police Fifth Precinct sergeants and police officers rescued three pigs that escaped from a trailer on Sunrise Highway this morning.

Suffolk County Police Fifth Precinct Sergeant Theodore Martinez was driving a marked police vehicle eastbound on Sunrise Highway, near Broadway Avenue in Sayville, when he observed what he thought was a pig on the side of the road. Sergeant Martinez then saw a Hummer, with an attached trailer that was open with one pig inside. Sergeant Martinez pulled over the vehicle and the operator stated she was transporting four pigs to an animal rescue and was unaware three pigs had escaped.

Sergeant Peter Hansen, Fifth Precinct Officers Michael Sheehan, Brian Drew, John Jantzen, Patrick O’Callaghan and Alison Hall also responded and with assistance from employees of the Sayville Animal Hospital and employees of the Town of Islip, they located each pig at separate locations on Sunrise Highway between Bohemia and Sayville.

The pigs appeared uninjured and were taken for evaluation to the Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center in East Quogue, the original destination.


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