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March 24, 2011
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Texas officer critical after cow attack

The officer's body was launched into the air and he landed on his head

By PoliceOne Staff

BULLARD, Texas — A deputy in Texas is in critical condition after a cow attacked him while he was directing traffic.

Deputy Robert Britton of Tyler, Texas had responded to a call in which a vehicle had struck a cow. The 54-year-old deputy was directing traffic when the cow charged him.

His body was launched into the air and he landed on his head.

According to the Houston Chronicle, the animal “continued to assault” him while he was lying on the pavement.

Other deputies came to his rescue and took him to intensive care.

The cow has been put to sleep, according to the Houston Chronicle. Police are seeking the owner.

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