A police officer has died breaking up an illegal cockfight after a blade attached to a rooster’s leg sliced through his femoral artery, according to Filipino officials.
Colonel Sanders would have known how to handle this situation.
The sharp metal spur reportedly struck the officer’s leg as he tried to confiscate the bird as evidence of the illegal event on Monday in the central Philippine province of Northern Samar.
What a humiliating way to go. Iguess it beats dying on the toilet.
Lieutenant Christian Bolok, who headed up the San Jose municipal police station, was rushed to the provincial hospital and declared dead on arrival, local media reported.
“I have a heavy heart as we have lost a brother who sacrificed his own life in the name of service,” the provincial police chief Colonel Arnel Apud said in a statement. I’m sure his family is proud.
“The [Philippine National Police] grieves the untimely death of Lt Bolok and extends its deepest sympathy to his family and relatives.”
Police are reported to have confiscated seven fighting cocks, two sets of blades and 550 Philippine pesos (£8.70). That is what the man died for.