published Thursday, May 19th, 2011, updated May 19th, 2011 at 6:03 p.m.

Bradley County deputy injured in cow collision

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    Damage to a Bradley County Sheriff’s patrol car sustained after a collision with a cow.

A Bradley County Sheriff’s deputy was injured when he ran his patrol car into a runaway cow early this morning.

As deputy Doug Boucher was searching for a cow that had escaped from her pen on Springplace Road, the cow leaped from the woods and ran in front of his patrol car, said sheriff’s spokesman Bob Gault.

Boucher didn’t have time to stop and the cow slammed into the hood and windshield of his car, Gault said.

Other deputies found Broucher pinned in the driver’s seat, barely able to move, he said. Rescue workers were able to pull him from the car and he was taken to Skyridge Medical Center.

Boucher was later transferred to Erlanger where he is still being treated, Gault said. The cow died upon impact, he said.

The accident investigation is being handled by the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

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patriot1 said...

Well....what happened to the bovine?

May 19, 2011 at 4:13 p.m.
dao1980 said...

Ouch! That's a bad situation for sure.

I hope this poor fella comes out alright.

But.. how fast do you drive while searching for something as slow moving as a cow?... a jumping cow at that!

May 19, 2011 at 4:26 p.m.
GreenKepi said...

Don't want to ever hear Bradley Deputies making fun of Polk Co. - again....

May 19, 2011 at 4:57 p.m.
dude_abides said...

The headline is goofy. Collision with cow would have been clearer. It sounds as if two cows collided. Or even as if he physically ran into a cow. Seems petty, but our language is at steak here.

May 19, 2011 at 7:23 p.m.
Humphrey said...

ground beef

May 20, 2011 at 7:41 a.m.
Czech123 said...

Maybe the cow had a beef with the officer!!! Bradley County sheriff's office will be having a cookout today at noon....burgers and steak!!! On a serious note, glad the officer is okay!!!

May 20, 2011 at 8:32 a.m.
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