|Deputy Jay Cooksey of the Livingston County Sheriff's Department was in the southwest part of the county responding with emergency lights and siren activated to a home intrusion call when a deer ran in front of the pickup on Friday, March 28.|
The 2005 Dodge Ram with approximately 110,000 miles was equipped with a push bumper for additional safety. Preliminary review shows the deputy was operating the vehicle in a manner within policy guidelines when the large deer bolted in front of the pickup.
The photos display the damage to the vehicle which is believed to have been minimized due to the addition of the push bumper. The impact with the deer was at approximately 55 miles per hour.
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The department will be getting estimates on the damage this week, and, will be working with their insurance company in either repairing or replacing the patrol vehicle.
No injuries were reported. A different deputy responded to the intrusion call and handled that situation.
The MSHP investigated the incident and we will review their final report when completed.