Yes, this happened in South Carolina:
A deputy was the first to arrive on the scene of a burglary call in the very small town of Pleasant Hill, which is about an hour south of Charlotte. He secured the area and was waiting for other officers to arrive when his K-9 got distracted by a nearby cow.
Like I said, this is a very small town, so naturally there was just a cow there. Hi cow!
So the police dog runs over all mad and what not and just starts biting the heck out of the cow's leg.
(I too have been this hungry for beef, so I can understand the dog's frame of mind.)
Well, this was an awkward situation for the deputy, and I bet he was glad PETA wasn't around, because he had to think fast and hurt an animal. So he got out his taser and shot it at that pesky little dog, eventually leashing him and removing his jaw from the cow's leg. Nobody said whether or not the dog's hair stood up, but I feel the story is much better if it did.
Yes, the ol' cow kick. With all due respect, sir, how did you not see this coming? The deputy got kicked by the cow. And cow kicks are always brutal.
So let's rewind…
Police dog gets distracted by cow.
Police dog bites cow.
Police officer tases dog.
Police officer gets kicked by cow.
Wow, that's actually pretty cool. Wish I'd been there to see it!
Oh, one last thing: this whole entire scene could've easily been avoided.
The original burglary call proved to be unfounded.
Let that sink in...