Deputy shot and killed pregnant cow

Family stunned – deputy shot and killed their pregnant cow

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An Oklahoma family is stunned following the death of one of their pregnant cows. As reported by News On 6, an Okmulgee County Sheriff’s Office deputy shot and killed the cow, who had wandered away from the Withrow family’s pasture.

While responding to a 911 call last Wednesday,  two deputies nearly hit the cow, who was on Cherry Road in Wilson. When the deputies went to another call, the cow was still on the roadway, so she was shot and killed. The cow’s owner wishes that someone would have contacted their family to retrieve the wayward cow. Josh Withrow told the news agency, “It was unnecessary, I was already less than five minutes away, and that’s all it would have took.”

The cow was “feet away” from her pasture when the deputy shot and killed her, citing public safety as the reason for the shooting. The sheriff stated that the cow was “jumping around aggressively” before she was shot.

Withrow has noted that the dirt road she was on is “in the middle of nowhere,” and wonders how much of a threat she actually was. The incident is being investigated by the State Department of Agriculture.

(Screenshot via News on 6)

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5 replies
  1. Barkley's Mom says:

    OH COME ON! A pregnant cow “jumping around aggressively”? What kind of hog wash is this! This Idiot shot the cow because he just wanted to kill something! I would be suing the police department, there was no reason for this!

  2. Bunny Peters says:

    Absolutely disgusting “POS Bully with a badge”…… He will burn in Hell forever for his cruelty……

    Hope the family can hire a great attorney and get justice……

  3. Jan Barnes says:




  4. Carol Green says:

    Bullshit! Jumping around and acting aggressively? Public safety? Maybe the deputy was just frustrated with how his day was going and needed to shoot something. Not only did he kill a valuable animal (2 animals, actually), but left it to waste in the hot sun. I’m usually on the side of police when their activities are held in question, but not when it comes to obvious animal abuse (and abuse of police power).


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