One Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Deputy shows that when they take the oath to "serve and protect" it applies to all creatures, big and small.

Evansville resident, Kristi Korilko was travelling down Broadway Avenue on the city's west side over the weekend when she captured a photo of the unnamed deputy causing a minor traffic delay in front of Parkway Pizza to move a turtle out of the roadway to keep it from being hit by oncoming traffic.

Who knows, maybe someday this turtle will return the favor — assuming it stumbles into some radioactive ooze and learns martial arts from a wise old rat. Or maybe I watch too much TV.