Policeman haults chase to perform good deed

A Portland, Oregon, police officer clocks a motorist going 52 mph in a 35 mph zone and starts racing after the offending driver. Surprisingly, Officer Mark James gives up the chase and stops his car in the middle of the road—to perform an act of kindness. Thankfully, the dash cam captured the chase and good deed, which includes a hysterical moment. Watch:

The change in music as Officer James gets out of his car to guide the mother duck and her ducklings off to the side of the road is priceless.

In case you missed it, the video reveals that the duck family was safely escorted to water in a ditch and swam away.

Well done, Officer James, well done.

Not surprising is the subtitle revealing that the traffic violator swam away, too. But what the heck is that white car doing passing a parked police car by going over a double-double line? And why didn't a new pursuit begin?