A police officer from the Philippines has passed away after he was attacked by a fighting rooster during a raid on an illegal cockfighting event.
The man reportedly sliced the main artery of the officer in his leg.
He bled out and passed away.
The horrible accident reportedly happened on October 26, 2020, in Northern Samar.
The police have identified the deceased as Lieutenant Christian Bolok.
He was attending the scene to gather evidence of the unlawful event.
According to provincial police chief Colonel Arnel Apud, the rooster that killed Bolok was armed with a razor blade.
The blade managed to slice the femoral artery of Bolok on his left thigh as the officer was trying to seize the animal.
Bolok was rushed to the Provincial Hospital and was declared dead upon arrival.
Colonel Arnel Apud released a statement about the incident, where they said:
I have a heavy heart as we have lost a brother who sacrificed his own life in the name of service. The [Philippine National Police] grieves the untimely death of Lt Bolok and extends its deepest sympathy to his family and relatives. It was an unfortunate accident and a piece of bad luck that I cannot explain. I could not believe it when it was first reported to me. This is the first time in my 25 years as a policeman that I lost a man due to a fighting cock’s spur.
3 people were arrested by the police during the raid.
2 fight chickens were seized by the police.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Officer Bolok, may his soul rest in peace.