Deputy Crashes With Deer

By: Lindsey Brown Email
By: Lindsey Brown Email

In the early morning hours of Christmas morning, one deputy's ride down cotton Gin road ended in a matter of seconds.

"The deputy had just turned off highway 45. He is traveling west bound. You see the deer come from the side of the road in a couple of seconds. He came out saw the vehicle then got spooked," said Chief Deputy Ward Calhoun.

This time of the year more deer are on the roads. For this reason, the sheriff's department is urging drivers to slow down and watch out for deer while driving. Calhoun also reminds drivers to remain in control of the vehicle if you are to be involved in an accident with a deer. He says often the driver panics and can cause other accidents in the moments following the initial crash.

The deputy wasn't injured. The car is being repaired.

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  • by amazed on Jan 3, 2010 at 04:24 PM
    I am amazed that we do not have anything better to talk about. I mean, if I hit a deer it sure would not make the news. Do we not have better things to talk about? As for the officer, it could have happened to anyone, he was a cop so what. Get with it people, talk more about things that are important to the community, not bull---- like this.
  • by Law Enforcement Wife Location: Meridian on Jan 2, 2010 at 05:41 AM
    Law Enforcement put their lives on the line daily. I respect them and commend them on the job they do. They have to be social workers, mediators, investigator, etc. dealing with thousands of personalities a day. They are talked about and put down yet still they protect and serve the community. You would think the Deputies would have more accidents with wild life being out on the county roads, while racing to our calls. They have loved ones at home they would love to go back home to and loved ones that worry about them every second and minute they are on duty. I am sure not one of these Men or Women expect to hit a deer, car, tree, etc.. Accidents happen and no they are not above the law.
  • by professional driver on Dec 31, 2009 at 09:02 AM
    i am a professional driver who has logged hundreds of thousands of miles and there is no way that this deputy is at fault
  • by been there done that on Dec 31, 2009 at 05:42 AM
    By reading the comments I just had to add a line. All of the ones that commented before have not hit a deer or they would not have said what they did. There is no time to think or do anything when a deer jumps into the road in front of you. I use to think you could do something. After having one jump in front of me I realize you don't have time to do anything but hit it. No one wants the repair bill that comes with this. I;m sure this deer didn't look at the car and say Hey this is a deputy car hope he doesn't get into trouble for killing me!! Just because he is a deputy it doesn't make him a super human that can avoid things like this. Give the man a break. Maybe all of you that think he could have avoided this deer will get you one with your truck soon. Then come back and tell us what you think.
  • by Jay on Dec 31, 2009 at 01:41 AM
    How is this news? Last I checked this is Meridian with all the officers driving around so early in the morning I'm kinda surprised this dosen't happen more offten.
  • by Anonymous Location: Meridian on Dec 30, 2009 at 04:19 PM
    Hey frogger , any time a deputy has any kind of wreck they are given a drug test , are you ready to do the same if you have a wreck , give them a break , with all the miles they put on answering calls its a wonder the county dont have more like this.
  • by bubba Location: cottn gin road on Dec 30, 2009 at 12:43 PM
    Why would you say You would have been given a soberity test? Do n't think every crash ends up with a soberity test being given
  • by SNIPER on Dec 30, 2009 at 12:32 PM
  • by SNIPER on Dec 30, 2009 at 12:29 PM
  • by Bayou Reb Location: Meridian on Dec 30, 2009 at 09:52 AM
    Typical stupid comment!
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