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West Richland police chase cow around town

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WEST RICHLAND, Wash. - West Richland Police put down a cow Friday afternoon after chasing it all over town.

Around 1:30 PM police got a call about a loose cow on the 2900 Block of Van Giesen Street. Police say they were able to pin the cow in a yard, but after it kept charging at them, the cow escaped. It then ran several blocks away.  Police continued the chase, but the cow would not give up. They say after the cow became to aggressive they had to put it down. Here's what people in town had to say.

"There's cows running loose all the time in West Richland because of the farm land. Are they going to shoot all the other cows that run around," said Shawna Watkins, West Richland Resident.

"I don't understand how a cow can be so dangerous especially in the area where there are 100's of farmers around here," said Ted Watkins, West Richland Resident.

West Richland Police say no one was injured, but one of their police cars were damaged.

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