OVERLAND PARK PO-PO COW RESCUE!!!
Consider this a bit of cowtown follow-up . . .
This morning the Overland Park Police Chief explains how Golden Ghetto Animal Control helped save the day when cows stampeded on a local highway.
The cattle truck disaster gave TV newsies some great images . . . And here's what the OPPD Chief says about the drama . . .
"The morning of Friday, August 9th turned out to be a day that was anything other than ordinary for one Overland Park Animal Control Officer. That morning the Animal Control Unit was asked to help with cattle. Now one probably wouldn't think that the City of Overland Park’s Animal Control Unit would be so prepared to assist with cattle. You were probably thinking the Animal Control Unit for Overland Park stuck mainly to cats, dogs and the occasional snake, bat or coyote call. However, several years ago the Animal Control Unit realized that the city had grown to incorporate a large rural area. With that came cows, horses and even some more unique livestock. Officers within the unit started to prepare for the “changing population.”
"Friday that preparation came in handy to the Kansas City, MissouriPolice and Fire Departments. These departments responded to a roll over accident involving a semi-truck pulling a trailer full of cattle. Handling the accident was one thing – trying to corral a herd of cattle was quite another challenge. That’s were Overland Park Animal Control Officer Mike Hyde stepped in."
Check the Chief's blog for pix and more detail on local prep for cow disaster which is clearly more likely than Osama's ghost ever bothering to attack this burg.
More in a bit . . .