Australian police officer adopts orphaned baby kangaroo

An Australian police constable adopted an orphaned baby kangaroo after it's mother was hit by a truck.

After the mother was killed, someone brought the baby kangaroo to the police station, according to Constable Scott Mason, who used to be a paramedic, apparently didn't hesitate to volunteer as new dad to the little guy. also reports Mason, with the help of his wife, is the father of a new baby human, as well.

After asking the public for help naming their new recruit, officers posted a photo of the baby kangaroo, announcing he was named Cujoe.

Little Cujoe offered a reminder he's not quite ready for his own beat, just yet. Since Constable Mason doesn't have a pouch , Cujoe likes to jump into his dad's shirt, as seen in this video posted to Facebook.

Constable Mason from Cue Police Station thanks everyone for their input into the naming of the cute little rescue Joey. Drum roll please ..... CuejoSpecial thank you to Jennifer Evans with coming up with the name - very clever indeed :)

We certainly look forward to the crime-stopping adventures of Cujoe and Mason.