Goodyear police officer serves saves runaway calf that jumped into canal

Helen Wieffering, Arizona Republic
Published 8:53 a.m. MT Aug. 5, 2020 | Updated 10:08 a.m. MT Aug. 5, 2020CLOSEA Goodyear police officer came to the rescue Tuesday evening when a runaway calf jumped into a canal near Loop 303 and Van Buren Streets.Police said on Facebook that the rescue, pulled off by Corporal Michael McFadden, saved the calf from a possible drowning. McFadden dug his heels in just a few feet from the canal’s edge to restrain the animal until the owners arrived and helped return the calf to shore.Police initially received a call about the calf and treated it as a traffic hazard, according to the department. Officers chased the calf four miles before it dunked into the Roosevelt Irrigation District canal.Goodyear police said McFadden is a farmer himself and a professed “horse guy.” In a recent department profile, McFadden said he was was growing his own food and would soon raise livestock on his farm.A patchwork of farm fields make up much of Goodyear and the surrounding community, with some farms lining the highways and canals. It was not clear which farm the calf belonged to.Police said the calf was doing well and was expected to fully recover.Reach the reporter at or on Twitter @helenwieffering.Read or Share this story:
Read More

Show More

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Back to top button