Buckner was distraught, most of all about his pet left outside all alone.
"He told our deputy, Shoana McKelvey, about his concerns," Washington County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Bob Ray told The Dodo. "She knew the bird would not survive, and she knew the bird was a very close pet of his. We all know that pets are a part of the family."
So, McKelvey headed outside to collect Bird herself, but the parrot wouldn't budge.
"We then brought Mr. Buckner out," said Ray. "Bird came down and sat on his shoulder immediately. We went inside and fed Bird some peanuts, and called a friend of Mr. Buckner who could take the Bird to keep her safe."
In the meantime, they decided to let Bird join her owner in his mugshot photo since she clearly meant so much to Buckner: "How could we resist? How many opportunities are there to have a feel-good moment like that?" said Ray.