TALLADEGA COUNTY, Ala. — A firefighter attempting to shoot a charging cow accidentally shot a fellow firefighter.
The Daily Home reported that the two firefighters were responding to a report of an injured cow in a road Wednesday night when the accident happened.
When the animal became agitated and attempted to charge at one of the firefighters, the firefighter pulled a handgun and aimed a shot at the cow.
The injured firefighter was transported to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.
Police said no charges will be filed.
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Alexander CrociTuesday, February 19, 2013 6:47:17 PMThis is how these MORONS deal with injured animals? ASININE! Just some trigger happy ASSHOLES looking for a reason to kill an innocent animal. Why not call a vet you idiots? In case you idiots don't know, there are professionals called veterinarians who treat animals for a living. Something you have no business doing. As I said, ASSHOLES!
Sean FiskeTuesday, February 19, 2013 7:06:17 PMWell Hunter I suppose because he can't shoot. I'm sure his partner is thrilled to support that guys 2a rights
Steve KadyTuesday, February 19, 2013 7:31:26 PMNo telling what the outcome would have been if he as using a bow and arow.
Brad DunnTuesday, February 19, 2013 8:35:24 PMThat was utterly too soon.
Doug FrenchTuesday, February 19, 2013 8:57:24 PMStrange how we perceive training... or the lack thereof. Granted big city firefighters may not ALL need training in livestock emergencies but some should have it so someone knows what to do. And rural should have all members including sheriffs trained in livestock emergencies. This should be a wake up call for departments to review protocols.
Tom WojoTuesday, February 19, 2013 9:24:29 PMcan someone explain why a firefighter is carrying a firearm on duty, yet alone, on a call Are firefighters allowed to be armed in Alabama, or was he in department violation?
Bobby CobleTuesday, February 19, 2013 10:06:53 PMSo I take it, Alexander, you are an expert in dealing with injured and panicked livestock?
Alex MeliaTuesday, February 19, 2013 10:16:41 PMI'm just curious, do most places have SOPs about that? I'm about to look into mine...
Cliff MunsonWednesday, February 20, 2013 6:42:26 AMI think I saw this in Me, Myself and Irene.
Lee B. CatersonWednesday, February 20, 2013 2:43:07 PMthat comment is just plain bull
Bryan HarlessThursday, February 21, 2013 9:39:01 AMWonder if he got shot in the calf?
Rick HarterFriday, February 22, 2013 5:50:35 PMI'm a volunteer in a combination department, and while there might be a policy for the paid guys I doubt there are many volunteers who don't at least have one in their vehicle. Of course, here in southwest Georgia there are guns in over half the vehicles on the road. It's just part of rural life.
Dusty de SilvaFriday, July 05, 2013 10:59:18 PMso why u disrespecting another fire fighter
Skylar Austin RenuardFriday, July 05, 2013 11:00:26 PMIm just giving you shit bro Bobbi is one of my bestfriends chillax.
Dusty de SilvaFriday, July 05, 2013 11:02:43 PMit's not funny dude i'm out here in arizona fighting this fire and I see ur a fire fighter hmm do u want me to talk to my chief and get u in trouble
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Dusty de SilvaFriday, July 05, 2013 11:07:55 PMi'm not i'm just wondering who u are so alright drop it