Police officer killed by rooster’s blade during cockfight raid

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Three people were arrested and two fighting cocks seized along with two sets of spurs in the raid in San Jose town where Bolok was the police chief, Apud added. This is the first time in my 25 years as a policeman that I lost a man due to a fighting cock’s spur.”

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Wisconsin faces “urgent” COVID crisis as U.S.  Monday’s freak accident in the central province of Northern Samar happened when Lieutenant Christian Bolok picked up a fighting cock as he gathered evidence of the unlawful event. It has been banned along with other sporting and cultural events during the coronavirus pandemic to prevent large crowds from gathering and spreading the contagion. Philippine fighting cocks spar along a street in metropolitan Manila, Philippines, Thursday, June 28, 2018. 

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First published on October 28, 2020 / 7:09 AM Cockfighting is a popular blood sport in the archipelago where money is bet on the outcome of a fight — often to the death — between two colorful birds armed with bladed spurs. Police officer killed by rooster’s blade during cockfight raid in the Philippines

October 28, 2020 / 7:09 AM
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A Philippine police officer was killed during a raid on an illegal cockfight after a rooster’s blade sliced his femoral artery, an official said Tuesday. Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox

Its blade struck his left thigh and he bled to death, provincial police chief Colonel Arnel Apud told AFP.”It was an unfortunate accident and a piece of bad luck that I cannot explain,” Apud said.”I could not believe it when it was first reported to me.