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TX Deputy Dies From Injuries Sustained In Cow Attack

TX Deputy Dies From Injuries Sustained In Cow Attack

The Houston Chronicle via YellowBrix

March 29, 2011

TYLER, Texas — An East Texas deputy has died of head injuries suffered when he was attacked by an injured cow while he directed traffic around the half-ton animal.

Smith County Sheriff J.B. Smith says Deputy Robert Britton of Tyler died Monday at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler, where he’d been since the incident early Thursday near Bullard, 95 miles southeast of Dallas and 15 miles south of Tyler.

Smith had said the 54-year-old deputy had responded to a report of a stray cow struck by a vehicle and was directing traffic on Farm Road 344 when the cow charged him. He says Britton was knocked into the air and landed head-first on the pavement before the animal continued the attack until other deputies rescued Britton.

Smith says the cow was euthanized.


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    BlackOps

    over 3 years ago

    4 Comments

    RIP Sir, My prayers are with your family, thank you for your service.

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    joel45acp

    over 3 years ago

    204 Comments

    Rest easy Bro. We got it from here.

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    lpdpc

    over 3 years ago

    28 Comments

    My Condolences to the family during this hard time. RIP Deputy Britton.

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    Robocop33

    over 3 years ago

    14642 Comments

    I would again like to express my deepest condolences to the family and friends of Deputy Britton. We lost a fine Officer in a freak accident. Rest now my Brother, you will never be forgotten.

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    Robocop33

    over 3 years ago

    14642 Comments

    Don't worry about SuperCopO as he has been banned

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    darsavmo

    over 3 years ago

    11362 Comments

    RIP and condolences to his family...

    Reference SuperCopO, why do they let idiots like you on here? I think this site needs a vetting process even for non-LEO's. I hope the site monitors take action to remove SuperCopO and all others like him...

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    jims4

    over 3 years ago

    2610 Comments

    SuperCopO....what is haha? It is funny to you that a Deputy has died? I hope you leave this site soon.
    Rest in Peace Deputy Britton. Your courageous service will never be forgotten.....

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    HEYSARGE

    over 3 years ago

    16726 Comments

    RIP

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    PaulGreen

    over 3 years ago

    482 Comments

    Planes, Trains and Automobiles, but COW!!... RIP my brother. My Prayers and thoughts go out to the Deputies family. Sounds like the owner of the cow needs to handle the expenses.

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    ZZZzzz

    over 3 years ago

    128 Comments

    Rest In Peace my brother ... in the line of duty means anytime any place ... heads up out there

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    Rip brother

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    Rscheiterle

    over 3 years ago

    1822 Comments

    RIP Deputy Britton

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    Hamburger

    over 3 years ago

    60 Comments

    RIP Deputy Britton. For everyone else: watch out for all potential hazards at all times.

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    BarbMarch58

    over 3 years ago

    114 Comments

    Dedicated to Sheriff Robert Britton:

    My most sincere condolences to your two children, your friends and the Brothers and Sisters who worked alongside you at the Smith County TX Sheriff's Department. Your 19 years of service protecting the citizens of the Great State of Texas will NOT be forgotten. May you rest in peace knowing others have taken over, leaving you in the safe arms of God.

    Due to your tenure, I'm sure the following is true:

    You lifted many up when they couldn't reach
    You gave so many faith because you believed
    You see them now from way above
    How much they grew from all your love.

    Rest in Peace...

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    DocThomas

    over 3 years ago

    2120 Comments

    RIP Deputy Britton. SuperCopO you are in poor taste on the wrong website, it's nice to know that your stay will be short lived ya troll!

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