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Cow leaves Anegada Police without patrol vehicle

July 10th, 2014 | Tags: Anegada cows department of agriculture
According to our source, they are not faulting the police officer who was driving the vehicle at the time of the accident since in this instance they feel the cow was at fault. Photo: Provided
The officer is said to have escaped with no serious injuries. Photo: Provided
The officer is said to have escaped with no serious injuries. Photo: Provided
Residents of Anegada renew their calls for the Department of Agriculture to institute systems and measures to get the large number of cows that roam the island under control. Photo: Provided
Residents of Anegada renew their calls for the Department of Agriculture to institute systems and measures to get the large number of cows that roam the island under control. Photo: Provided
SETTING POINT, Anegada, VI – The operations of police officers stationed on the Sister Island of Anegada have been compromised following an accident involving their patrol vehicle and a cow.

This was brought to the attention of Virgin Islands News Online as residents renew their calls for the Department of Agriculture to institute systems and measures to get the large number of cows that roam the island under control.

According to our source, they are not faulting the police officer who was driving the vehicle at the time of the accident since in this instance they feel the cow was at fault. “As far as we know he was not under the influence and could not have been driving too fast otherwise the damage would have been much more extensive,” said the concerned resident.

It was explained that the police officer in question is said to be relatively new to the Anegada terrain. “These cows especially the younger ones have a way that they run into approaching light in attempting to cross the road. We use usually have to be very careful here with that and I guess he is not familiar with that sort of thing,” the source explained.

The officer is said to have escaped with no serious injuries. “Only his pride might have been injured,” said the source as he explained that the cow could not have been found as it may have stumbled its way not the bushes. “We are not sure if it is dead or alive, we didn’t see it.”

But of more concern to residents there is the years-old problem of cow nuisance on the island. “[It] was a head on collision with the cow. Years now residents have been complaining about this hazard. Seems as if they are waiting for a tourist to get kill or something serious before they do something,” said the concerned resident.

‘They’ is the department of Agriculture. When contacted for a response to this concern the department advised that they are under the instructions that reporters must seek answers from the Director of Communications Ms Arliene T. Penn who when contacted yesterday was unable to speak as she was in a meeting at the time. This news site still awaits her return call.

As it relates to Anegada now being without a patrol vehicle, this news site sought some information from the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) Public Relations Department but up to press time there has been no response.

31 Responses to “Cow leaves Anegada Police without patrol vehicle”

  • Hmmm (10/07/2014, 08:29) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    i guess they going blame ndp for that too
  • jut asking.... (10/07/2014, 08:55) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    where is Morris?
  • bvi (10/07/2014, 08:56) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    see crime going go up again!
  • LOL (10/07/2014, 09:00) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    The sound of that siren frigtened the darn cow.
  • what cow (10/07/2014, 09:40) Like (9) Dislike (4) Reply
    nonsense,but cow at fault.
  • cow (10/07/2014, 09:45) Like (23) Dislike (2) Reply
    Me born here I have more right on the road than this police vehicle which was brought from Japan
  • asura (10/07/2014, 10:10) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Well saw look melee
  • holycow (10/07/2014, 10:23) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    That jeep hit me so hard yuh hear..lawd jah my side ah Hutt bad..meeno wha happened... is that grass mon...it to strong! ...but on a serious note by the pictures it's an easy fix since it looks like only the hood get all de licks..dont need a grill to drive
  • WOW!!! (10/07/2014, 10:52) Like (18) Dislike (1) Reply
    That cow must have been speeding!
  • police never wrong... (10/07/2014, 11:02) Like (8) Dislike (6) Reply
    u see damage on da vehicle what do u mean he wasnt driving fast, anytime one of use do that we were under the influence or comments saying deport them if it was an outsider..... i bet that police is an outsider as well. To me he was driving fast or else he would have been able to stop before that type of damage was done. Who they think they fooling?
  • west end police officer (10/07/2014, 11:43) Like (4) Dislike (6) Reply
    the police force under morris is nothing but cow droppings
  • cow bird (10/07/2014, 12:45) Like (18) Dislike (2) Reply
    Who is going to defend the cow. Did the get a statement?
  • Saying it as it is! (10/07/2014, 14:00) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    If some of us here are good drivers who would know that if this officer was indeed speeding then there would be a lot more damage, the damage done is just minor. The government can count themselves lucky, it is a police officer and not a tourist or else they would be in some real trouble. If the residents are complaining about the cows being a problem why not deal with it and stop waiting for something serious to happen. As far as i see it the government is as fault here, if they listened to the cry of the people about the cows, and something about it, then there would be no accident.
  • Hmmm (10/07/2014, 18:41) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    welll cow cant talk, so yes they goin say the cow is at fault.... am sure the officer run the cow down
  • justice (10/07/2014, 20:58) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    awyu aint lock up the cow because he born here if it was a island cow awyu wouldnt even ask who right or who wrong he back side would sleep at balsum ghut .
  • investigator (10/07/2014, 21:53) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    I wonder if the COW have comprehensive insurance? The looks like a few thousand in damages. The COW should haul the police to magistrate court.
  • Elsie (10/07/2014, 22:10) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Dem cows attracted to the popo vehicle because they know them guys good at milking the job
  • fun (10/07/2014, 22:58) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is not funny in the least there was a young man in ST.Thomas who lost his life when his vehicle crashed into a stray cow. NO accountability at any level in this country these farmers have there cow a stray eating people plants etc.

    Some of them say that when Gov cut roads through their lands they did not put back up their fences that held in their cows. The problems need to be fixed no matter who to blame if these police officers had died you all would not be making fun.
  • Common Sense (10/07/2014, 23:29) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    This should be classified as a "cowincident" instead of an accident. Anyway all fun and jokes aside I think the Agriculture Dept need to start sending a stronger message to owners of these cows that roam the streets. They need to round up the cows, slaughter them and sell to citizens of the BVI on a considerable reduce cost.
    • More Sense (11/07/2014, 08:30) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      No farmers own these cows they are feral, like the roosters and the goats. It was an accident with wildlife. Happens in Maine and Washington, DC, the north of England and in South Africa and Australia too. From Moose to Deer, Elephants to Kangaroos, there are feral animals and wildlife in abundance. Most driving accidents happen at night, often at no fault of the driver. Elsewhere that call for hundreds to cull the herd to reduce instances of collision.
    • Not really (12/07/2014, 21:04) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      u cant round the cows up because they are all over n in a large amount...... the cows mate so much tey have to many now n they dont have owners..... so they look after their slves trust miii i been anegada those cows are redi............................. n the farmers over der use the cow poop for fertiliser.... so y kill u??? yh den annoying wid pulling dah garbage buh yah chk doont kill um............. -_-so if u can get the government to make a change have fun... i aint helping yah
  • Animal Lover (10/07/2014, 23:42) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Is no one concerned about the cow? It probably didn't go too far. I pray it isn't hurt badly or worse. I hope there was a good effort put into searching the area for the injured cow.
  • open wide (11/07/2014, 07:27) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    lets eat the cow me love curry beef
  • cow walkathon (11/07/2014, 10:28) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    These cows just don't understand to MOOOOO-OVA
  • Curious (11/07/2014, 13:19) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Buh blame cow. When last a local lick up into a cow up there. Dem dam police does be speeding up there all the time. Sitting at the bars drinking and chatting with the locals. Who is to say he wasnt drinking or speeding. If he was he only going deny it to save his job....... strups das so dumb. Anegada cow loose all the time and it take a police to hit one for it to make headlines..... shame
  • Queen (11/07/2014, 18:00) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    The Long Trench area on Tortola have that same problem and even worst is like people in that area living on Animal Farm and the authorities pretend not to observe.
  • rodent (12/07/2014, 11:43) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply

    I spoke with the Cow and she told me she was crossing the road when the policeman stomped on the pedal and deliberately Bullied me to the ground.
    She doesn't hold any grudges against the officer and wishes some Bull would b..g her like the Police did.



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