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Race to keep cow off freeway

An unidentified cowboy attempts to herd a runaway cow toward a waiting trailer in the driveway of a Hostetler Street residence. An officer from The Dalles Police Department stands ready to close the door on the trailer once the animal is inside. However, the bovine broke through a fence to avoid capture and then headed for the freeway, which led to its reclassification from fugitive to public safety threat.

Photo by RaeLynn Ricarte
An unidentified cowboy attempts to herd a runaway cow toward a waiting trailer in the driveway of a Hostetler Street residence. An officer from The Dalles Police Department stands ready to close the door on the trailer once the animal is inside. However, the bovine broke through a fence to avoid capture and then headed for the freeway, which led to its reclassification from fugitive to public safety threat.



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Officers are on the move to stop a loose cow from running into freeway traffic. The animal was euthanized as a public safety threat.

A four-footed fugitive turned officers from The Dalles Police Department into wranglers for about an hour on Wednesday afternoon...

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