Everyone loves a Christmas tale (or is that tail?) with a happy ending. Such was the case when Pierce Reid, a part-time Stowe police officer since 2005, came to the rescue of a lost dog Christmas Eve, according to the <Stowe Reporter. Reid was dressed as Santa Claus as part of the Stowe Police Department’s Santa program, in which volunteers and officers deliver gift baskets to the elderly and toys to the kids. Reid had finished his distribution of gifts and was on his way home when he came across a crowd surrounding a dog who had been limping down the road. That’s when Santa sprang into action, picked up the pup, and called on a fellow officer to come get the dog. “As far as I know, it’s been reunited with its owner,” said Reid. “It was a true Christmas story.” The dog now has quite a tale to tell his fellow canine friends of the time he was rescued by Santa. Wonder if it’ll go on his police record?