Police officer raiding illegal cockfight gets killed by rooster

Elias Hubbard
October 28, 2020

A police officer was killed during a raid on an illegal cockfighting event in the Philippines. when a rooster with a blade on it's leg slashed the cop, causing a fatal wound.

FYI, before COVID times, cockfighting was allowed in the Philippines (at licensed venues) on Sundays and on certain holidays.

Lieutenant Christian Bolok, 38, raided an illegal cockfight with his team, and it was there where he picked up one of the gaffed roosters that was supposed to be used as evidence.

The gaff hit Bolok's femoral artery as he was confiscating the bird, police said, adding: "He was rushed to the provincial hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival due to heavy blood loss".

Provincial police chief Colonel Arnel Apud told news agency AFP that the accident was "unfortunate", calling it "a piece of bad luck that I can not explain".

"I could not believe it when it was first reported to me".

RIP - and remember, cockfighting is stupid and unsafe. "The (Philippine National Police) grieves the untimely death of Lt. Bolok and extends its deepest sympathy to his family and relatives".

Cockfighting is a popular sport in the Philippines, but it has been banned to prevent mass gatherings amidst the coronavirus pandemic.

Three people were arrested at the event and three more suspects were identified but remain at large after escaping the raid, the Philippines News Agency reported.

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