I do not think you could make this story up. A sheriff’s deputy was out investigating a call about a cow loose on the highway when his patrol car ran into the very same cow he was looking for.
According to the Statesman, Kanabec County Sheriff’s Deputy Daniel Steven Schulz, 30, was searching Minnesota Highway 23, just outside Mora, just after 10 p.m. when the cow dashed out from a ditch and into the road.
The airbags deployed in Schulz’s squad car, and he was taken to First Light Hospital in Mora with injuries that didn’t appear to be life-threatening. The cow, however, was did not make it.
Kanabec County Sheriff Brian Smith told the newspaper that the squad car appeared to have been totaled by the collision. He added that it was not unusual for deputies to field similar calls in the rural county.
“I’d have to say this is the first time I’ve ever had them hit the animal they’re looking for,” he told the Pioneer Press. “But then again, that’s exactly why we go look for them. I’ve been to too many serious accidents and even fatalities caused by livestock on the road.”
To read the report from The Statesman CLICK HERE