"As she approached, the officer saw that the object was actually a pig standing in the eastbound travel lanes of Southeast Division Street," police wrote in a news release.
Police created a "human perimeter" to keep the pig and drivers safe from one another.
"In an effort to keep the pig calm and contained, an officer arrived with snacks, including Goldfish crackers and cookies (he was not a fan of nacho cheese Doritos)," the news release said.
Personnel from On Call Community Rescue for Animals arrived on the scene and the rescuers were able to corral the pig into a crate.
"At this time, the pig remains known as John Doe, though many other creative names were suggested including one after a famous actor whose last name is Bacon," the release said.
Police are now attempting to identify the pig's owner.