Police officers are trained to have their guard up at all times. They have their instincts honed to a razor sharp edge and those instincts and training often mean the difference between life and death. Or in this case, being attacked by a cookie stealing squirrel.

That video is from The Brockport Police Department of Brockport New York. Officers were called to a residence to help remove a squirrel that had managed to work his way into a home.

You'll be pleased to know that both officer and squirrel were not harmed in the incident. The squirrel was captured and released. The officer, I'm sure, went about his day with one more incredible story to tell about the lives of those who are brave enough to "protect and serve".