In the YouTube comments:
Despite likely saving the deer's lives, the shocking video drew a divided reaction when the department posted it on its Facebook page.How do you comfort an exhausted buck in heat?
Rather disappointed and shocked," Laura Hedien wrote in a comment on the video.
"As a proud supporter of PETA, I am appalled at this video. The officer should have comforted the deer prior to shooting at them," another commenter, Mark Dorencz, wrote.
Some people just won't quit. Guns are BAAAD!