PHOENIX — The Department of Public Safety trooper who helped rescue a cat from the US 60 after it was thrown from a vehicle has made it a part of his family.
Trooper Montes pulled over to assist a motorist stopped on the freeway near Gilbert Road on May 31st. The kitten, then unnamed, was taken to the Arizona Humane Society for evaluation. He suffered some cracked teeth and needed stitches in his lip but was otherwise unharmed.
On Friday DPS announced that Montes had decided to adopt the cat and name it Trooper.
Montes' daughter has wanted a cat for a year, DPS said. His boss, Col. Frank Milstead, was clearly pleased with the decision.
And....Holy Moly!!! He named him Trooper. I may be Trooper 1, but that kitten sure can knock me off the moniker and be Trooper1. Now let’s find the •expletive• who tried to kill the kitty and put them behind bars. Someone knows! Call silent witness or be proud and just tell us.— Col. Frank Milstead (@frank_milstead) June 8, 2019