The Kearny Police Department would like to give a huge shout out to two Kearny citizens who need to be congratulated for a good deed well done.
The scenario played out last week with Officer Mata responding to a report of a cat stuck on top of what was thought to be a telephone pole between Bristol and the apartments behind the GKI. He was told the feline had been up there for several days and was causing quite a ruckus in the neighborhood.
The officer first contacted the Kearny Fire Department for assistance, but was told the kind of equipment needed was not available on the fire trucks. He then contacted the Winkelman Fire Department and got much the same response.
It was then determined that the pole was not a telephone pole but was a power pole instead. Officer Mata contacted APS and was told a truck would be sent out as soon as possible, but may take some time.
In the meantime enters Dick Bynum and Robert Anderson, who live in the neighborhood. They offered assistance to Officer Mata by providing a ladder tall enough to get to the cat. While the officer and Anderson steadied the ladder Bynum climbed up and rescued the poor kitty.
The cat was happy to finally get off its perch and scampered away. APS was canceled. Thank you to these two town heroes.