I am not sure which is weirder – that the trooper shoveled fish heads, or that this became news…

A Washington State Patrol trooper was dispatched to check out a report of a lost load which was slowing traffic on northbound Interstate 5 in north Seattle.

When he arrived at the scene, he found a pile of bloody fish heads spilled across several lanes of traffic.

KOMO-TV reports that Trooper Jamie Arnold grabbed a shovel and set to work in an attemopt to clear the obstruction.

A state Transportation Department camera shows him scooping the fish heads and moving them off the highway, even dodging cars entering from an onramp as he makes repeated trips to the side of the road.

About 10 minutes of shoveling cleared the road and Arnold headed back on patrol.

State Patrol spokeswoman Julie Startup says it’s not clear where the fish heads came from.

It’s not the type of thing you’re likely to see on a recruitment poster, but there’s little doubt Trooper Jamie Arnold upheld the agency’s “Service With Humility” motto

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