An Arizona state trooper came to the rescue of a man who was being trampled by a bull last month.
Brandon Jacquez was off duty and driving home in Benson on Jan. 3 when he heard the call of a bull attack in a nearby neighborhood., KNXV reported.
When Jacquez arrived, he saw a man being trampled and gored by a bull, KTVK reported. The man was severely injured and not moving, and the efforts of neighbors to distract the bull were not successful, the television station reported.
Jacquez was able to coordinate with neighbors to finally distract the animal, and the trooper killed the bull to end the attack, KPNX reported. Jacquez then gave the victim first aid until he was airlifted to an area hospital, the television station reported.
"Trooper Jacquez put his life on the line to help both the victim and my husband," a neighbor told KNXV. "If he had not been there. … I fear the outcome might have been very different. In my mind, he is a hero for being instrumental in preventing what could have been an unthinkable tragedy."
Although the victim suffered critical injuries, a neighbor told KTVK the man is "amazingly tough and determined to recover."
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