(CNN)A police officer has been killed by a rooster whereas trying to interrupt up an unlawful cockfight within the Philippines, authorities have stated.
Police within the Northern Samar province stated Lieutenant Christian Bolok was struck by the rooster’s gaff — a metallic blade connected to the fowl for a combat.
The gaff hit Bolok’s femoral artery as he was confiscating the fowl, police stated, including: “He was rushed to the provincial hospital however was pronounced useless on arrival as a result of heavy blood loss.”
There’s a lengthy historical past of each authorized and unlawful cockfighting within the Philippines, however the sport was banned within the area in August after it was discovered to have been a supply of Covid-19 infections.
Unlawful cockfights within the nation are referred to as “tupada” and sometimes function in underground places to keep away from detection by authorities.
“I’ve a heavy coronary heart as we have now misplaced a brother who sacrificed his personal life within the title of service,” Northern Samar police provincial director Arnel Apud stated in an announcement despatched to the government-run Philippines Information Company. “The (Philippine Nationwide Police) grieves the premature dying of Lt. Bolok and extends its deepest sympathy to his household and kin.”
Three folks had been arrested on the occasion and three extra suspects had been recognized however stay at giant after escaping the raid, the Philippines Information Company reported.
Officers confiscated seven preventing cocks and recovered 550 pesos ($11).
Bolok’s police power posted photographs from a memorial service held for the officer on Wednesday.