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Officers help rescue injured eagle in Charleston, MO field

(Photo courtesy: Mark Higgins) (Photo courtesy: Mark Higgins)
(Photo courtesy: Mark Higgins) (Photo courtesy: Mark Higgins)
(Photo courtesy: Mark Higgins) (Photo courtesy: Mark Higgins)
CHARLESTON, MO (KFVS) -

An officer on patrol found an injured eagle in a field in Charleston, Missouri on Tuesday, October 11.

According to Charleston DPS Chief Robert Hearnes, the eagle didn't fly away right away, so the officer knew something was wrong.

Officers kept the eagle in the field and contacted the conservation department.

The eagle was then taken to Skyview, an animal clinic in Cape Girardeau.

On Wednesday, we learned the eagle died.

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