Martin Salazar, Journal Staff Writer
Copyright 2006 Albuquerque Journal
A State Police officer on his way back to Española after responding to a "shots fired" call died Sunday night after striking a downed cow on U.S. 84 and being ejected from his police unit.
An unidentified motorist traveling southbound and driving what State Police believe was a Mazda SUV apparently struck the cow but continued without stopping, a preliminary State Police investigation has revealed.
N.M. officer dies after cruiser hits cow